I bought a 1988 fiero in 1995 from the original owner. It was white with a spoiler, popup headlights, and a manual sunroof which all made the car look great. I loved the car when I first saw it.It was a four cylinder automatic with air and power windows. I took out the stock stereo for a cd player when I first purchased it.
It was fun to drive and easy to park, being so small, and it got pretty decent fuel economy, but it was very sluggish unless you floored it to get up to speed. One other big problem is it's a two seater,lets just say it's clown-car like if you have two friends who need a ride. It has gigantic blind spots on the sides from the side panels and small rear window. It's also a rear engine car. Trunk in the front? No, that would be too convenient.It had a rear trunk about the size of a golf bag and a twelve pack of coke. I had to borrow a ride to move anything substantial.
A few months after i bought it a string of problems began to arise. First, the air conditioner died. Then, the power windows would not work in the rain, and eventually not at all. One of my popup headlights stopped popping up, so I had to rig it to be up all the time. The other one would not go up all the way so it was always a little lower.
Eventually I had electrical problems in the dashboard, and then needed the starter replaced. then the electrics in the fuel injection went. then the cv joints needed to be replaced. The engine seized one day about seven months after
I bought it. The whole thing would need to be replaced. Instead of junking the car, for some insane reason I plunked down about 1700 dollars for another engine. Three months after I got the car back, other problems with the car caused the engine to sieze again. I finally said goodbye for good to my fiero then.
The biggest thing that bugged me about the fiero though was the fact that nobody would fix it. Major chains wouldnt touch it except for minor repairs, and it took a lot of searching for local shops who would fix it and do a decent job. It's a good thing I had AAA to tow it around because it needed a lot of it. Places just did not know how to fix such a "strange" car.
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