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Fiero thread in the corvette forum by formulaWA
Started on: 12-10-2010 02:22 AM
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Interestingly enough for the most part it was positive

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It all depends on the people your dealing with on the forum. The tuner forum i go on anything involving a fiero gets bashed.... but as i said there a bunch of moronic little kids with there mommy and daddy bought eveo's
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It is amazing how many Fiero bashers there are. I certainly wouldn't slag off a model of car i knew nothing about but plenty do.
Plenty of VW bashers in their forums too and they were driving mid engine cars in the 1930's. If it wasn't for car like these probably the cars theyrmost desire would never have been built. Nice to see some that can appreciate something a little different for what they are.
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Report this Post12-10-2010 05:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ErikClick Here to Email ErikSend a Private Message to ErikDirect Link to This Post
the Fiero has blunderbuss exhaust tips ..That's all the Vette owner ever saw ..hehehe
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I took my Corvette powered Fiero to my Corvette club meetings all the time. I even got it entered into an all Corvette car show. The gave me a prime corner parking spot, but just didnt let it be judged. I heard almost no bad comments when people looked it over. Most common thing I heard there was 'Hey (insert name) check this out...this things got a Corvette engine in here !!!!!! "
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I've heard the same comment about my V-8 cars several times. "Now THATS a Fiero I wouldn't mind owning". when people see what can be done with the cars they appreciate them, but a ratted out stocker is likely to get hammered on. most likely it's the same with many brands of cars.

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Originally posted by Russ544:

I've heard the same comment about my V-8 cars several times. "Now THATS a Fiero I wouldn't mind owning". when people see what can be done with the cars they appreciate them, but a ratted out stocker is likely to get hammered on. most likely it's the same with many brands of cars.



True. Very rarely do we hear bad comments on the sharp/polished/done up cars we bring to our local Show n Shines.
Often we'll hear "THESE are nice. Don't see many of these around, but othersI have seen look like junk."

Both my cars turn heads. People can't figure out what the heck they are from a distance!!

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Looks like darkhorizon got the thread closed when he posted up some vids lol.

I'm a member of that forum too. I love both cars, the vette and the fiero. I'd be heartbroken to have to part with either of them.

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I have been a member there since 2008 and have noticed that the word Fiero in a thread means "Closed".
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Someone forgot to tell me it was a year old thread!
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There is a guy on Corvette Forum in the C5 section whos avatar is a white 88 GT with gold wheels!
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Originally posted by RACE:

I have been a member there since 2008 and have noticed that the word Fiero in a thread means "Closed".


Maybe because people start arguements on that subject...

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interesting to hear that there are more Cobra and lambo's then thier are fiero. id like to see the actuall stats.

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Originally posted by doublec4:

I'm a member of that forum too. I love both cars, the vette and the fiero. I'd be heartbroken to have to part with either of them.



Same here...

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Originally posted by darkhorizon:

Someone forgot to tell me it was a year old thread!


Well, as a ten year member on Corvette Forum, allow me to enlighten you....that was an old thread. Oops...a mod beat me to it.

Seriously though, CF is a great forum, but Corvette Forum Off Topic is....or can be....a rather challenging place for n00bs. There's an underlying etiquette like on most forums, but CFOT can turn into a "Let's pyle drive the n00b" session in a heartbeat....and unless it gets extremely ugly, the mods won't intervene in O/T. If that ever starts, whatever you do, don't get defensive or let anyone there get under your skin (or don't let them know they did anyway). Laugh off any digs againts you, and all will be well. A little self deprecating humor can go a long way. Next thing you know, you're one of the gang.

I've seen dozens of Fiero threads there over the years, most have positive things to say about the car. There will always be haters, but that's the case with anything. And there are a LOT of us that own both a Corvette and a Fiero....or several of both.

Oh...one other little detail......going into CFOT and singing the praises of the C4 Corvette is ill advised as well.....unless you have a very thick skin. It is currently the stepchild of the family there. Most of it is good natured ribbing, but I've seen n00bs get torn apart there as well. I own a C4 and go in there regularly, but then again, I was around when most of the people in CFOT DROVE C4's....

BTW....I hang out in C4 General. If I'm not here....I'm there. Drop on in and I'll introduce you to the gang.

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After reading that thread admin's quick closure I'm so glad to know that Cliff runs this forum and nobody else. Hate forum admins and their snotty rules.
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Originally posted by sricka01:

After reading that thread admin's quick closure I'm so glad to know that Cliff runs this forum and nobody else. Hate forum admins and their snotty rules.


I agree, I don't understand the point of starting a new thread if no one has posted to it in 45 days, as per their rules. It clogs up the forum by starting a new one.
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Originally posted by sricka01:

After reading that thread admin's quick closure I'm so glad to know that Cliff runs this forum and nobody else. Hate forum admins and their snotty rules.


Here... Here. I agree. Thats why I just bought cliff a beer.

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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

... but as i said there a bunch of moronic little kids with there mommy and daddy bought eveo's


LOL Sounds exactly like the Cobalt SS forum!

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Frizzlefrak or some name close is on this forum and the corvette forum. I still lurk in the c4 section since I recently sold my 1992 c4 coupe the c4 section is pretty fiero friendly as a lot of them had fires before. It's the c5 and c6 sections to avoid. They don't even like the c4-3-2-1 guys lol

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Ok I didn't read the previous post close enough I see that dirty dog posted above me. Dirty rotten puppy.
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Ok I didn't read the previous post close enough I see that dirty dog posted above me. Dirty rotten puppy.


Yeah....reading is fundamental, California boy That's what you get for posting all those pics on the coast that we're all so jealous of
I love C4Gen. Any misstep I make, I can always blame on the Alberta cat.
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Yeah....reading is fundamental, California boy That's what you get for posting all those pics on the coast that we're all so jealous of
I love C4Gen. Any misstep I make, I can always blame on the Alberta cat.


All that California sun has got to my head so I skip reading lol. Did you see the fiero coast pics?
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My first few posts over there were not the most welcome. But after I got the feel of the place it I continue to post and read the forum.

Keep in mind my 2 Fieros and my Corvette are all bastards in the eyes of most people. But I don't care, they all have their own value. I wouldn't trade my 86 GT for any C4, I would for a C5 if it was the right one but it would have to be pretty nice.

My Corvette is a fire breathing, tire smoking, engine sticking out of the hood, side pipes down the side, stereo blasting Dragon and even on the Corvette forum its not accepted as well as it was on here. I think we have a more diverse group of people. After all who can own 3 or 4 Corvettes and keep them running
But I have also had a lot of interest in my car and have been invited to bring it to some of the local Corvette meetings, I may just do that if I ever get it painted.
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All that California sun has got to my head so I skip reading lol. Did you see the fiero coast pics?


Oh yes....I have three keys on my keyboard that no longer work from me drooling over the coast pics....sometimes I really miss California.

Pop on over to C4 Gen and check out the "Friz & Sweetsie" thread
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I find at most traditional Pontiac shows and with many Corvette people the Fiero is pretty well recieved. A few years back the local Corvette Club in the Cleveland area had a show and the Fiero was the featured guest.

Then every year another local Corvette club puts on a show that is open to all makes. The Fiero's are in the 2 seat sports car class. We do not face Vettes but we have faced Pantera's, Porsche's, Cobras, Jags, T birds, Vipers etc big buck sports cars. Generally we place 1-2 Fieros in class with Vette club members voting.
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I'm usually over in the C5 section on that forum, as well as in the Canadian Events section.

I do find that the C4 guys have it tough! I don't have anything against them though, still a nice car that I wouldn't mind owning.
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I do find that the C4 guys have it tough! I don't have anything against them though, still a nice car that I wouldn't mind owning.


Not unless they venture into O/T

But seriously, the only time a C4 owner has it tough is when they get defensive about their car for some reason or start making comparisons with other generations and playing the "mine is better" game. I've owned two C4's...one was an 84...and I venture into O/T at will and never get any grief....but I don't go looking for trouble or stepping on toes. Then again, some are reluctant to call out a 10 year member as well. Plus....as I said earlier...some of the "notable" regulars in O/T have conveniently forgotten when the used to own C4's. When I started on CF, the bulk of OT drove C4's and C3's. Very few members there actually badmouth anyone's car....99% of it is tongue in cheek, and as I said earlier, a little self-deprecating humor goes a long way over there.

Corvette Forum is a great place, and the Fiero is usually regarded well there, as long as a Fiero owner doesn't come in with a chip on their shoulder. Anyone who owns a Corvette should definitely join in there.
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Just dont post any boobies
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....or "biznoobies"...as they're called on CF
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Reading all of their rules does make me appreciate PFF a lot more compared to those other over-moderated Forums.
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Reading all of their rules does make me appreciate PFF a lot more compared to those other over-moderated Forums.


The mods of Corvette Forum are pretty lenient really. It takes a lot to get one riled up. In 10 years there, I've run afoul of the rules once or twice at most, and the slaps on the wrist that I got, I had coming.

It's hard to say if the ratings system we have here would work on a forum of that size. Then again, maybe it would work even better.
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The mods of Corvette Forum are pretty lenient really. It takes a lot to get one riled up. In 10 years there, I've run afoul of the rules once or twice at most, and the slaps on the wrist that I got, I had coming.

It's hard to say if the ratings system we have here would work on a forum of that size. Then again, maybe it would work even better.


The rating system does give me pause to think about what I post. (Most of the time) I also post on other car forums and not proud of it but I laid into a kid who said he was pulling the wheels off the ground with an 84 Fiero. I asked him for pictures because it wasn't going to happen. But we worked it out. If the forum would have had a rating system my first post to him would have been thought out a lot more than just calling him on it. Sometimes thinking about what your going to say before you say is a good thing.
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Originally posted by Frizlefrak:


The mods of Corvette Forum are pretty lenient really. It takes a lot to get one riled up. In 10 years there, I've run afoul of the rules once or twice at most, and the slaps on the wrist that I got, I had coming.


True I only have one data point, but I don't understand the 45 day rule. I know it's called grave robbing and considered uncool, but I don't see the outright ban on posting to old threads. And then they go on to say that you can add to an older thread if the Moderator feels it's worthwhile information...

Sheesh, why not just let people post information? I don't think that type of intervention is necessary or even desirable.
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