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We have seen some Pontiac Fieros that have not been on the receiving end of owner TLC. This car is not one of them. Flickr user eightyeight_gt_v6 acquired his 1988 Fiero GT V6 in 1996 with a paltry 59,000 miles on it. The car served as a daily driver for five years and currently sports 73,000 miles on the odometer. No longer a daily driver, the car is reserved for cruising and occasional driving.

According to eightyeight_gt_v6, the '88 Fieros had a more compliant suspension and a better ride than the others, making them more collectible than their peers from other MYs. His GT is well equipped, featuring all the goodies save for T-Tops, leather, and power mirrors. The car is equipped with a 5-speed manual from Getrag, which is significantly more fun than the 3-speed auto the cars came with as an option.

The car's been lightly modified with upgrades like a freer-flowing exhaust, K&N filter and performance chip. Nothing extreme, though, as eightyeight_gt_v6 is looking to preserve the car's overall collectability. The Fiero GT remains one of the nicer GM designs from the 80s, and the V6 cars we've driven were indeed very fun to spend some time with. We're sure that this one, with the tweaks made to it, brings a smile to its driver's face as well. In his Flickr description, the owner says that the cars are actually good candidates for engine swaps such as the Northstar V8. Now that sounds like a good time.

Thanks for taking such good care of your Fiero GT, eightyeight_gt_v6. And thanks for sharing it with us, too. It's today's Reader Ride of the Day.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      is this a joke? Pontiac Fiero... pathetic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish they'd bring the Fiero back, assuming it could be done and still conform to current regulations.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice. Nothing says '80s like skirts and gold mesh wheels.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I was out searching for a car about a year ago, I came across an 87 Fiero SE V-6. It was absolutely gorgeous and only had about 75k miles on it. And the guy selling it only wanted about $3000 for it. I should have bought it and not my POS Regal.

      Anyways, this is a nice car. Great find!
      • 8 Years Ago
      As a 21+ year owner of a V6 Fiero I can say while my car was not perfect it has been a great car.

      I have had no engine problems, no tranny problems, no rust problems, etc [did have a belt on the tape player break]. I am still on my original exhaust and my car still runs like a top.

      Any of the handling problems of the early cars were corrected with my Herb Adams sway bars and bushings.

      While the Fiero was a great car in the 80's it is not fair to compare it to the Solstice as the years have provided Pontiac with technology we only saw in race cars in the 80's.

      As for the Fires it was mostly oil leaking 2.5 engines that owners neglected to fix and once a fire starts on the exhaust it would ignite the rear deck lid.

      Many want to blame GM and Chevy for the Fiero failure. They did each play 1/3 the blame each but Pontiac took a chance on a promise and a roll of the dice and push the car into production with many unresolved problems.

      Problems like a Still born GM 80 project that would fill out the plants 250,000 car capacity being cancled, using the Iron Duke when it was the worst engine to use in this car and the only one offered by GM to Pontiac.

      Finally pomising GM a high milage car when they had no intentions other than a sports car. Even the Miata would have died if they sold 135,000 Miata's the first year and followed it up with 75,000 the next. The 2 seat market is just To limited to flood it with that many on any 2 seater mark.

      The Fiero did do its job of bring people into Pontiac showrooms and help sell lot of Grand Am's when Pontiac was near death in the early 80's.

      The Solstic and Sky today are more right today because of the errors of GM and Pontiac. So we can see the little car is still doing its job for GM today.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You may want to check the definition of platry before using it again to describe a low-mileage vehicle:

      pal·try (pôl'trē)
      adj., -tri·er, -tri·est.
      1. Lacking in importance or worth. See synonyms at trivial.
      2. Wretched or contemptible.

      That car's in great shape. Not my cup of tea, but it's good to see people preserving things they love.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of my old girlfriends had a Fiero she used to drive around and that thing was a blast to take through the windy roads.

      On the other hand, where are the great old Land Rovers from the 80's?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very nice ride / write up. I currently have two Fiero's , one with only 1,700 miles, a rare Blue 87GT, is 100% stock. I bought new in 1986, and a 88 Formula Fiero. Both have V6/5 sp trans.

      If you want learn more about the Fiero, visit [url]www.fiero.nl[/url] w/ over 13,000 members.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Fiero names for many will be tarnished because of their engines catching fire. This was a very decent car in its day. That beign said, I'd rather see a Solstice Coupe then a Fiero return.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring the Fierro back? For what purpose; so that it can compete with the Solstice?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Fantastic blast from the past!!! GM finally got it right and killed it. I had a silver 87 GT that I drove trouble free till 85K miles (then I traded it). Not the lightest car ever but for its time it really was an incredibly fun car to drive... I miss it...

      This one gets my vote!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 100% correct, by the time they killed it, it was pretty good