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Possibly My Next Fiero? What do you think? by SeperatedSoul
Started on: 01-17-2011 10:44 PM
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Report this Post01-17-2011 10:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
hey i was looking at fieros for sale and here is one i found in the area. its a 88 gt manual and is in decent shape, the guy wants like 2700 for it. i asked how it drove in winter and he said that the gearshift sometimes freezes up? any ideas? and any one think this is a good deal or to expensive for the car? i just want some good pff professiional oppinions heres a pic to it has like 200xxx km ish and he said the cons are that there is no cruise at the moment and it does not have a really good paint job.


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Report this Post01-17-2011 10:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTDirect Link to This Post
Was it a conversion because I didn't think 88's came with an 84 steering wheel.
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$2700 is more than I would pay for that one.
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Report this Post01-17-2011 11:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
The steering wheel in that last pic is an 86+ SE steering wheel. Looks like he rattlecanned the inside AND outside. Also looks like it has earlier year seats. What's the VIN?
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Originally posted by craigsfiero2007:

$2700 is more than I would pay for that one.


Id have to second that. Also like someone else said, you need to check the vin
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Report this Post01-17-2011 11:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
alright i might have to do that. im just going by waht it said in the add im really not sure exactly what year it is. but i did also think that 2700 is a bit much considering i got my other 86 for 1500 and it was in better shape although it was the 4 cyl. engine. ill ask about that stuff thanks. and it also has a stereo, like subs speakers and stuff that could be reason for price but it still seems a bit pricey
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Was it a conversion because I didn't think 88's came with an 84 steering wheel.


ya its wahtever lol conversation, discussion, opinion :P just wahtever. and ya it did seem odd
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Report this Post01-17-2011 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jeep107Click Here to Email jeep107Send a Private Message to jeep107Direct Link to This Post
Just a suggestion but if I were you I would hold off on this one and look at possibly buying one in Alberta once spring rolls around. I am on kijiji continually looking at Fiero's in every province and Alberta usually has one of the best selections for sale. Sask, almost next to none. The one you are looking at, myself I would look the other way for the money, way to many miles on that one for the price and looks to be in pretty poor upkeep.
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Just a suggestion but if I were you I would hold off on this one and look at possibly buying one in Alberta once spring rolls around. I am on kijiji continually looking at Fiero's in every province and Alberta usually has one of the best selections for sale. Sask, almost next to none. The one you are looking at, myself I would look the other way for the money, way to many miles on that one for the price and looks to be in pretty poor upkeep.


ya i was thinking the same, the one i currently have has about 240xxx km witch is lots but she still runs very good, i got it in saskatoon for 1500 and its in better shape than this one, thanks for the advice
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In my opinion, subs and speakers and a stereo add very little value to a Fiero. This Fiero has alot of red flags to me, it doesn't have the correct steering wheel, it may have had a Fastback conversion done to it, the interior needs some love, the exterior needs some Jesus , it looks like someone spray bombed it. Its missing the Passenger Quarter Window (those ain't cheap). The exhaust needs to be hooked up better. The front turn signal lens is missing. Not including the mechanical condition it is in, 200,000 miles is alot of miles if it has been poorly maintained. Depending on how mechanically sound it is it, its a $1000-$1200 Fiero GT all day long to me, but I am a cheap. LOL!

Sorry, but this is my honest opinion.

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yeah, the over 200k mileage is not bad if the car was looked after and had proper maintenance but from the looks of that one, maintenance probably wasnt a real priority.
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Originally posted by craigsfiero2007:

In my opinion, subs and speakers and a stereo add very little value to a Fiero. This Fiero has alot of red flags to me, it doesn't have the correct steering wheel, it may have had a Fastback conversion done to it, the interior needs some love, the exterior needs some Jesus , it looks like someone spray bombed it. Its missing the Passenger Quarter Window (those ain't cheap). The exhaust needs to be hooked up better. The front turn signal lens is missing. Not including the mechanical condition it is in, 200,000 miles is alot of miles if it has been poorly maintained. Depending on how mechanically sound it is it, its a $1000-$1200 Fiero GT all day long to me, but I am a cheap. LOL!

Sorry, but this is my honest opinion.



and i appreciate that honest opinion ! thank you, isnt that what this forum is about honest opinion is what counts
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yeah, the over 200k mileage is not bad if the car was looked after and had proper maintenance but from the looks of that one, maintenance probably wasnt a real priority.


ya it really seems that way. im glad i posted this
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Originally posted by SeperatedSoul:


ya its wahtever lol conversation, discussion, opinion :P just wahtever. and ya it did seem odd


It took me a while to figure out why you said this.........I posted "conversion" not conversation
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Even for 88, no great find there, not at that price. Hold out for a better one.
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It took me a while to figure out why you said this.........I posted "conversion" not conversation


oh oops my bad :P sorry bout that
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Report this Post01-18-2011 12:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SeperatedSoulClick Here to Email SeperatedSoulSend a Private Message to SeperatedSoulDirect Link to This Post
 
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Even for 88, no great find there, not at that price. Hold out for a better one.


will do. i figured as much i want an 88 in good shape
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Report this Post01-18-2011 12:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CarcenomyClick Here to visit Carcenomy's HomePageSend a Private Message to CarcenomyDirect Link to This Post
I suspect that's an 86/87 SE with a fastback conversion. The interior looks like mine and the general appearance suggests a car that's had a hard life. I'd avoid it.

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Report this Post01-20-2011 02:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Vernon8360Send a Private Message to Vernon8360Direct Link to This Post
Run the VIN number and figure out if it's an 88 or not. Then start trying to decide if you want it. If you do, with the economy being what it is, make him an offer that would make it a good deal for you.
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