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1984 Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

The Fiero’s makers couldn’t decide whether they wanted a sports car or a fuel-efficient commuter. In the end, this lack of identity and severe cost-cutting killed Fiero’s chances at success. General Motors bought the engines in bulk, which meant they were poor quality. The rest of the car was essentially built from GM’s spare parts bin. When the Fiero debuted in 1984, critics called it “overweight and underpowered.” When engine fires became a problem, potential customers found other cars to buy.

30 Comments on 1984 Pontiac Fiero

  1. It used the Chevette engine, and it’s driveterain and location lead to cooling problems. It could’ve been a good car, but GM insisted for the Fierro to use the Chevette engine. Toyota saw it… and created the MR2…

  2. weird'o 101 // August 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm // Reply

    it would have done good if it was better quality in my opinion

  3. LOL wosrt car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  4. I think it’s cool

  5. Starscream // July 28, 2011 at 9:40 am // Reply

    It is not that bad if you get the specialy disigned tires for it.

  6. Fan of Super Mario Bros. 3 // July 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm // Reply

    Dad says it was big time junk.

  7. they made out of spare parts? dumb

  8. hope the commercial guys car didnt blow up

  9. saweet thunda-bird! even back then car producers were recycling minded. (using the scraps)

  10. It looks cool but it’s made out of scraps

  11. trainman44 // July 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm // Reply

    well i think its made of plastic so yup its not so cool

  12. Cool dude // July 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm // Reply

    This car is awesome!!!!!!!!:)

  13. It was a good car except in the snow!

  14. There were so many good kit car bodies available for this platform…

  15. Not very cool, is it?

  16. Beautiful but firey

  17. this is bad?

  18. Quite the contrary, the Pontiac Fiero is a very cool car. It’s the only mid-engined, 2-seater sports car that Detroit ever produced. The 2.8L V-6 GT solved the “underpowered” problem. (For “underpowered”, just drive a 1st generation Mustang / Camaro / Challenger.) Engine fires pale in comparison to Toyota’s “unintended acceleration” debacle. Get rid of Aztecs; bring the Fiero back :0)

  19. Loved driving this car. My dad owned one as did my first boyfriend.

  20. sweatest car ever from pontiac

  21. kyletheterrorizer // June 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm // Reply

    Let’s play “Fool the Guesser!” Estimated weight: 1,000,000 pounds; Estimated horsepower: 0. Yay, I guessed both correctly!!!!!

  22. it you want to see something funny, watch the video for this car

  23. Spare parts bin? Ugh!

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