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Just bought my first Fiero.. by greg2002
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Report this Post01-12-2011 01:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for greg2002Click Here to Email greg2002Send a Private Message to greg2002Direct Link to This Post
I love this car.....

'88 GT V6 5-speed 70K miles.. bought from original owner here in San Diego....

How do I post a pic?
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how much did you pay for it?
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Well welcome to the forum both of you.

Best way to post a pic on the forum is either through photobucket or using PIP. i dont know how to use PIP but photobucket is pretty self explanatory.

Again welcome to the forum. You'll find that this place is a great place to learn about fiero's and all things pertaining to them.
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Welcome to the forum and prepare yourself for the Fiero Addiction! LOL! You can post a pic, but you need a host site like photobucket then you need to get the photo URL then put [img] on the front of the image url and put [/img] at the end of the image URL.

Welcome to the forum to both of you!
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

Well welcome to the forum both of you.

Best way to post a pic on the forum is either through photobucket or using PIP. i dont know how to use PIP but photobucket is pretty self explanatory.

Again welcome to the forum. You'll find that this place is a great place to learn about fiero's and all things pertaining to them.


also if you want i could post the pics up for you if you cant get photobucket to work

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Report this Post01-12-2011 02:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for greg2002Click Here to Email greg2002Send a Private Message to greg2002Direct Link to This Post
Thanks guys for the quick responses. I paid 7K for the car. I am a BMW guy.. i have a '72 2002 tii that i have recently completed restoration.. and unfortunately turned it into a garage queen.. bummer. So I traded a bmw 318ti for this Fiero now that I have retired and no longer need a daily driver for 90 miles a day and 32 mpg. Wanted to get a collectable that would be a daily driver and was watching this Fiero for several months. The price dropped and dropped and I jumped on it. What a fun car to drive. I have a few things to do to it, like alarm, stereo, bilsteins, etc. It is all stock except for the ocelot exhaust (sounds great) and the 17" wheels and tires. Glad to join the Fiero madness.

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Report this Post01-12-2011 02:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jeep107Click Here to Email jeep107Send a Private Message to jeep107Direct Link to This Post
Hey Greg, welcome to the addiction, I am pretty new here as well but not new to the Fiero world, bought my 1st one from the dealer in 87 and still love them today. You picked the right place to go coming here, the guys are excellent, they are more than helpfull and if there is an issue you have that someone on here cant figure out I would be surprised.
Hope everything works out with the car and cant wait to see pictures.
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Report this Post01-12-2011 02:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for greg2002Click Here to Email greg2002Send a Private Message to greg2002Direct Link to This Post
I spend time on bmw2002FAQ with my 02.. so I'm very happy to find you guys. My car failed smog check in California so I'm in for a new catalic converter just to get it to pass smog. Once I can get it registered, I'm off to the stereo shop for a new stereo and a new alarm (with keyless entry option) and then off to the shop for new shocks. What do you guys recommend. I'm looking at a set of Bilsteins but open to suggestions.

Thx... Greg
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Report this Post01-12-2011 02:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jeep107Click Here to Email jeep107Send a Private Message to jeep107Direct Link to This Post
Hey Greg, if I were you I would do a search (link is on the upper right corner of the page) and just type in shocks and you will get a lot of info on what shocks people here use and their reasons for each. No shock is going to make everyone happy, driving style, comfort etc will be a big decider and these issues are discussed in a number of posts. Hope that was a bit of a help
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Send your pic to me and I will post for you. johnharbour@hotmail.com
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Welcome to the best Fiero forum out there. To post a picture, DONT use photobucket. click the red/blue box at the bottom of the page and download the PIP, follow the directions. if you use photobucket or the like, your pictures will not last very long and will turn into a red X (very annoying!) here's a link explaining how simple it is to do....
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/078788.html
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Welcome to the madness there is a bunch of useful info on the forum you will never walk away from here with your question unanswered.
Welcome again
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Welcome to the jungle!
Click on the "Pennock's Image Poster" icon at the bottom of the page for a utility and instructions on how to post pics.
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Welcome to the family of Fiero fanatics! This group is outstanding to assist you with anything you may need or need to know about anything Fiero. I'm still pretty new to the site as well, but have had the infection since the cars came out. I'm on my forth car now...still searching for the perfect 88 yellow formula...the hunt is fun!
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Report this Post01-12-2011 01:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for greg2002Click Here to Email greg2002Send a Private Message to greg2002Direct Link to This Post
I would have loved yellow as it would match (sort of) my yellow 2002. But white is always a favorite of mine.

Are non-spoiler motor covers available ? I removed the spoiler (is that a No No ?) but now I have 4 holes and some discoloring where the brackets were.

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Welcome to the Forum and our shared addiction. Please give my condolences to your family and friends. You'll be spending a lot less quality time with them, now that you own a Fiero. Just be sure to drive slowly enough so they can recognize you, wave and shout compliments about your car. You'll love it!

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Greg,

I have owned three 88 GT 5-speeds. The first was white. the second a factory yellow, and the current one is a red Mera assembled on a loaded 88 GT chassis. You will find that you get very attached to these little cars. While they may not be the fastest things out there. They make an incredible exhaust note, and are a hoot to drive.

Welcome to the "Fiero Zone"
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Originally posted by greg2002:

Are non-spoiler motor covers available ? I removed the spoiler (is that a No No ?) but now I have 4 holes and some discoloring where the brackets were.



You could certainly remove the spoiler; its not a no-no unless you're doing a perfect factory restoration (which I'm assuming you're not, since you have custom wheels).

I was in the same boat as you; I hated the spoiler on mine (which in all honesty was a bad aftermarket spoiler which looked like the factory wing but the bolt holes were in the wrong place). One day I found a perfect wingless decklid in the junkyard (same color as mine!) and made the swap. I like how it looks.
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Report this Post01-12-2011 02:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TommyRockerClick Here to Email TommyRockerSend a Private Message to TommyRockerDirect Link to This Post
Hey, post using PIP or imageshack... photobucket is always blocked by the computer here at work...
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Use the image poster below; the red, white and blue rectangle.....it's easy to install, easy to use and the pictures become part of your post and not just a link. Just click on it and follow the directions. Way better than any of the image hosting web sites and the pictures will be available to us all.
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Originally posted by greg2002:

I would have loved yellow as it would match (sort of) my yellow 2002. But white is always a favorite of mine.

Are non-spoiler motor covers available ? I removed the spoiler (is that a No No ?) but now I have 4 holes and some discoloring where the brackets were.

Greg


There were some Fiero's that came from the factory with the "Spoiler Delete" Option, it looks good, but I like the factory spoiler more personally. You can find the decklids to the spoilerless Fieros sometimes, but they are kinda hard to find. There are quiet a few of the spoilerless Fieros on the forum, some factory and some are intensionally done. If you decide to keep the spoiler off, I would fill in the holes on the decklid so you don't get the trunk wet or have any unwanted leaks.

Edit: Here is a thread with Spoilerless Fieros in it. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050818-1-049794.html

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Pics of Greg's white Gt





Looks like a winner!!!!!
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I would keep the decklid exactly as is and find another, spoiler or not. Do the work on that one and then you will always have the original. You could change the deck to suit your mood!

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Original wingless 88GT

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What year decklid will fit my '88 GT ??
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Originally posted by greg2002:

What year decklid will fit my '88 GT ??


86-88 GT's will work.
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86-87-88
just got beated to it

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(nt)

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I kind of like the look of a wingless GT.

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Report this Post01-16-2011 12:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for greg2002Click Here to Email greg2002Send a Private Message to greg2002Direct Link to This Post
Have I said today how much I love this car?

Had to get a new catalytic converter to pass smog in Calif.
Had a new stereo, 4 speakers, new alarm with keyless entry intstalled.
Had new shocks installed all the way around.
Ordered $300 work of stuff from Fiero Store.

Once my service manual arrives I will acquire the necessary parts to do a full tuneup, and replace the broken temp gauge and headlight retainers.

BTW, I received the original wheels from the original owner, but I really like the after market 17" he put on it.

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Hey Welcome to Madness of the Fiero Addiction!
I just Got Back From 3 Months in San Diego.
MCRD ever heard of the place?
 
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Originally posted by greg2002:

Have I said today how much I love this car?

Had to get a new catalytic converter to pass smog in Calif.
Had a new stereo, 4 speakers, new alarm with keyless entry intstalled.
Had new shocks installed all the way around.
Ordered $300 work of stuff from Fiero Store.

Once my service manual arrives I will acquire the necessary parts to do a full tuneup, and replace the broken temp gauge and headlight retainers.

BTW, I received the original wheels from the original owner, but I really like the after market 17" he put on it.


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MCRD... oh yes... the town is total military... Camp Pendleton... MCAS Miramar..... which they need to move so the civilian airport can move there.....

lots of jarheads around here...lol
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greg2002,
Just wanted to say that your white GT is gorgeous. Love the wheels, too. I'd keep the spoiler.
The fastbacks look unbalanced aesthetically without them, IMHO. Notchbacks can go either way.
I'm a new, first-time Fiero guy too (bought it on Jan. 7th) and I'm really having fun with it.
Mine is just a base model, but it's got a 4.9L V8. rumble rumble rumble...

-Tim

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Originally posted by 1984whitesc:

I kind of like the look of a wingless GT.



I have to agree.
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Welcome to the forum !!

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Looks like you jumped in with the best year and options. Have fun driving it.
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