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I was wondering if I should go ahead into looking at a 1986 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 that is for sale in Orangeville. I spotted it on Craigslist. The car is an 86 w/ 80,000 kms. It needs a front bumper, brake work, and a new battery. What do you guys think? Are these cars potential problems. I have heard of many breaking down frequently. Would this be worth it ot just be a money pit? I dont think I would want to drive this in the winter so that is something that would turn me away. What do you think?

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Of all the engine fire jokes we make, in reality that issue was confined mainly to the 1984 model year and it was usually people revving the $h! out of the engines. I think these things redlined at 5000RPM, which is not real rev-worthy if you ask any ricer. Also, the valve covers were notoriously leaky and the oil pan was rather small (3qts?). This thing was meant as a cheap econobox but looked like a cheap sports car and you don't have to look at too many Sephias and Probes to realize both demographics don't put 'maintenance' as a priority.

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Actually, I believe after the first year the oil pans were changed to accomodate 4 qts of oil, but I could be wrong.

I'd stay away from an 86 2M4. For one, the Iron Duke really is a POS engine. unrefined, the car was notorious for leaks. Blech. I also don't think the base model is that much of a looker. The suspension on that fiero will also leave something to be desired. And having to already have to do the brakes--yuck.

I think a fiero needing work already and an un-desirable basemodel is not worth 800 bucks. Maybe 500, but not 800. Hell, I had picked up a running Indy Fiero for $500 that needed some work.

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Hmm, if you want a Fiero, atleast get one with the 2.8L V6. Ones with the Iron Duke are slow (can you say 88hp?) and as pointed out, not the most reliable ones out there. I love Fieros and even I would have to pass on it.

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And when you get a little more cash... dropping in a V8 or supercharged V6 wouldn;t hurt either :AH-HA_wink:.

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And when you get a little more cash... dropping in a V8 or supercharged V6 wouldn;t hurt either  :AH-HA_wink:.

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TC ecotec. :thumbsup:

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Do it! Fieros are still cool... they're still the only PORDUCTION

car from GM ever with a mid-engined setup.

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Do it! Fieros are still cool... they're still the only PORDUCTION

car from GM ever with a mid-engined setup.

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Well Production, yes. Porduction, no

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:scratchchin:  I wonder if the Getrag would hook up to it? Now that'd be fun!

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no idea, but i dont see why the cobalt manual wouldnt.

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I saw a Fiero GT on ebay in great shape with a Firebird interior...it was pretty sweet. I think the GTs are HAWT but yeah, that Iron Duke is a piece of crap.

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If you'er goign to a be a stickler 0n spellnig

thwn youl'l have a filed day wiht ym posts.

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If you'er goign to a be a stickler 0n spellnig

thwn youl'l have a filed day wiht ym posts.

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i guess im the real tard here. i thought you were being clever and commenting on fiero/quality issues. i read PORDUCTION as POOR-DUCTION. :)

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