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The Pontiac Fiero is 30 years old.
The Pontiac Fiero is 30 years old.

I have 3 cars in my garage and I was surprised to see my garage be one of the random galleries to pop up on the front page of M/A this morning. The car that showed is not the MINI but my Fiero.

For those of you who don't know, the Fiero I bought is the first car I bought with my own money after graduating from university. It is unique in that it's mid-engined and affordable. Also for its day, it handle well and had reasonable power. Even by today's standard, the chassis is extremely stiff. My particular car was amongst the very first Fieros delivered with the V6 engine in it. Also, it has the SE body which is 120 pound lighter than the GT, as well, the 1985 engine has 15hp more than the 1986 due to emission control regulations changing for 1986.

Of course overall fit n finish is pretty poor as GM cost cutting and compromises are evident.

In anycase, last week, I went motoring. Not in my MINI, but in the Fiero. I drove 500 miles to Richland WA to attend Fiero Fest NW 2013. Fiero owners are much like MINI owners. There is a certain amount of comraderie and most of the owners are experts are keeping these 30 year old jalopies running.

Here is a link to pictures I took to the event.

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I always liked the Fiero's. I remember those commercials where they took the baseball bat to them to show off the plastic body panels.
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Nice, I like your photo set. Very cool that you still have your Fiero 30 years on.
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I've owned two 1988 Fiero GTs back in the day, put almost 100,000 miles on them combined.
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Very cool. My dad has an 87 GT. We have a V8 that we plan on putting in.
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I've seen a GT sitting in a field north of here. This thread has me interested in checking it out.
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Great cars then...and today as well. I had an instructor last year at Mid Ohio who was driving a Fiero....
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The Pontiac Fiero is 30 years old.
I still have it. Took it for a drive up the Fraser Canyon in BC. Not as engaging a drive as my MINI, but more relaxing for a long highway cruise.

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I don't remember if I mentioned a magazine article in Hagerty magazine earlier this year.

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It's a shame that Fiero wasn't given a bit more time to become the car it should have been from the onset.
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