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Everyone Loves Fieros! by RilesOfSmiles
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Report this Post08-10-2013 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RilesOfSmilesClick Here to Email RilesOfSmilesSend a Private Message to RilesOfSmilesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You read that right. Everyone! Well okay maybe not everyone but you get the idea. The only people I have found that don't like them are the ones who have never ridden in or driven one. I get all sorts of people who used to have one or know someone that did and they love them. My store manager used to have one in the early 90s and he just came out and sat in mine and flood of memories came back to him. Ever since I bought mine a bunch of people I know want to buy one too.

I see people criticize it on internet forums and automotive reviewers treat it as a joke. But in the real world that isn't the case at all! Oh sure sometimes I come across people who have their "opinions". But I just tell them to get in, sit down, shut up, and hang on. Puts a smile right across their face and then they start asking if I know where they could buy one!

Seriously 99% of the people that hate fieros have probably never even ridden in one.
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Report this Post08-10-2013 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sgosserClick Here to Email sgosserSend a Private Message to sgosserEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I agree. It is funny how many people I notice staring at mine as I go by. ( even the ones sitting in new mustangs and camaros)
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I almost always get good stories from people that want to talk about it. Seems like everyone had one or knew somebody who had one. Very few fire jokes, to which I usually respond 'it's only caught fire twice'
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I can't hardly go to a gas station without someone coming up and asking about the car... but the exhaust note of the LS4 might have something to do with that.
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I live in a college town and most of the kids do not know what a fiero is. They always look real hard.
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I get two reactions, most are pleasant, but sometimes, I have jerks in pickups that try to kick up stones by driving on the shoulder of the road, I guess they don't like people having nice things.
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I let my buddy drive mine today. He was very skeptical when I got it. He felt it was a useless, impractical car.

I think he's hooked now that he drove mine.

Bwahahahaha! Another turned to the darkside.

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I get two reactions, most are pleasant, but sometimes, I have jerks in pickups that try to kick up stones by driving on the shoulder of the road, I guess they don't like people having nice things.


I noticed that some of the pickup drivers in Lowell are real buttheads. First class turds!
I encountered of the the jerks you mentioned in Lowell. I was pulling in to the strip mall on the west side of town and one of the jerks you where talking about in a black ford pickup was setting waiting to turn out. I put my trans into neutral and revved it up knowing it would set him off. Sure enough he had to floor his truck and speed off. I was just standing there laughing with a thumbs down to him.

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I was pulling in to the strip mall on the west side of town and one of the jerks you where talking about in a black ford pickup was setting waiting to turn out. I put my trans into neutral and revved it up knowing it would set him off. Sure enough he had to floor his truck and speed off. I was just standing there laughing with a thumbs down to him.



So you rev your engine looking like a preteen ricer douche, and he's a jerk for doing some WOT acceleration?

I fail to see the logic

I've only let 2 of my buds drive my Fiero and had maybe 10 passengers in it through the 1.5 years I owned, none were converted into Fiero freaks . Sadly a lot of people my age don't care unless its a new luxury car or exotic . I got attention from slightly older folks with the typical- I used to have one, or a friend of mine had one. Meh.

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Originally posted by RilesOfSmiles:

...I come across people who have their "opinions".
But I just tell them to get in, sit down, shut up, and hang on.
Puts a smile right across their face and then they start asking if I know where they could buy one!

Seriously 99% of the people that hate fieros have probably never even ridden in one.


So true. Take the guy with the "biggest mouth" for a ride, and he'll straighten out the other guys.

Out our way, Sourmug was being hassled by co-workers for driving a Fiero - an old "plastic" car.
That was until a summer hailstorm blew through the company's parking lot 3 years ago.
These guys were in tears seeing their destroyed (written off) BMW, Lexus etc.
The Fiero parked among them didn't even have a chip in the paint! They've been quiet since.

Among the "haters" - WHY does it matter to them so much what I drive?
If he's a Chev guy, I doubt he's on others forums just to knock Mustang owners.

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I noticed that some of the pickup drivers in Lowell are real buttheads. First class turds!
I encountered of the the jerks you mentioned in Lowell. I was pulling in to the strip mall on the west side of town and one of the jerks you where talking about in a black ford pickup was setting waiting to turn out. I put my trans into neutral and revved it up knowing it would set him off. Sure enough he had to floor his truck and speed off. I was just standing there laughing with a thumbs down to him.



Was that the all black truck, or the black with orange trim? Quite a few of the Lowell trucks go mud running, and hang together.

I had a grand am driver camped out in the passing lane on I-96, I went into the right lane, and the other driver had to floor it so I couldn't pass him.
I wasn't trying to pass him, but why do they pull beside other cars in the right lane and match speeds?
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Well my only advise is if a truck driver along a route is giving you a hard enough time keeping a handful of button cap nails or empty shotgun casings with the plastic cut off would be nice to have. If they try to run you off the road just get ahead and toss them out over the roof. The button caps land nail up most of the time and the shot shells make a hole you can't plug. If they decide to go to the cops what are they going to say "This guy I have been stalking and haraassing for x amount of time fought back"? I have had that happen around here before and solved it that way.
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I don't want to anger someone in a vehicle much larger than mine.
I usually take a quick turn and continue my journey by an alternate route.
It is much better to back off, as Michigan isn't a stand your ground state.
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I love Fieros, girls loved my Fieros, my friends loved the Fiero and so did my coworkers. My mother wasn't wild about it but I can't think of anyone else...

To make a long story a lil longer, the Fiero rocks
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I was at the front of an intersection in town one day, minding my own business. The light turned green and I drove through and when I got across the intersection there were some dudes in a Eclipse waiting for the left turn light. Well right when I passed them the guy in the drivers seat yelled, "Fu#$ you!". I had never seen the guy or car before in my life. Ever.

WTH?! lol

I love cruising through our summer beach town. I get people yelling, "Fiero!!" all the time. Wait till my new dash cam comes in. Bikinis everywhere!...
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Well my only advise is if a truck driver along a route is giving you a hard enough time keeping a handful of button cap nails or empty shotgun casings with the plastic cut off would be nice to have. If they try to run you off the road just get ahead and toss them out over the roof. The button caps land nail up most of the time and the shot shells make a hole you can't plug. If they decide to go to the cops what are they going to say "This guy I have been stalking and haraassing for x amount of time fought back"? I have had that happen around here before and solved it that way.


And what about the tires of the innocent people that are behind the truck? The 73 year old grandmother going to her grand daughter's wedding who will now miss it? The 21 year old kid who lost his left arm in Iraq and will never be able to jack up a car and change his tire?

Would it not be more intelligent to simply pull to the side of the road, let the a-hole in the truck pass, and then continue on your way?

Back on topic.. I am also surprised how many positive comments I get on this car, even from owners of real sports cars like Porsche. I think that people that are "into" cars appreciate the effort that goes into keeping an old car on the road, regardless of make or model.

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In 1987 I drove a friend of a friend home who needed a ride, in my then brand new silver 87 Coupe. She is now my wife. I like to think that car had something to do with it!

I wonder where she is now?

The car, not my wife.....

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In 1987 I drove a friend of a friend home who needed a ride, in my then brand new silver 87 Coupe. She is now my wife. I like to think that car had something to do with it!

I wonder where she is now?

The car, not my wife.....


You lost car and kept the wife....duh?

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And what about the tires of the innocent people that are behind the truck? The 73 year old grandmother going to her grand daughter's wedding who will now miss it? The 21 year old kid who lost his left arm in Iraq and will never be able to jack up a car and change his tire?

Would it not be more intelligent to simply pull to the side of the road, let the a-hole in the truck pass, and then continue on your way?

Back on topic.. I am also surprised how many positive comments I get on this car, even from owners of real sports cars like Porsche. I think that people that are "into" cars appreciate the effort that goes into keeping an old car on the road, regardless of make or model.




Agreed for the most part, except for pulling over.
I will leave the scene by taking a turn or exit, and if they
start to follow, lead them to the local police department.

I see many faces of the younger crowd looking bewildered
because they don't recognize the Fiero.
The older crowd smile and tell their story of owning or
knowing someone who owned a Fiero.
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Originally posted by Francis T:You lost car and kept the wife....duh?


Hopefully sometime next month I'll be getting another one.
A new Fiero, not a wife.......
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My neighbor has two Pontiac Solstice and he is forever trying to buy my Fiero.

But yeah, now-a-days more and more people are giving great compliments to Fieros.

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I've seen 5-8 Fieros out here in Tucson... every comment I've gotten has been positive. It's either younger kids that're all "WTF is that?!", or people that recognize it and give some kind of compliment, every once in a while it's been someone that's actually taken a couple minutes to chit-chat about 'em. The day after I brought it home I was out doing a tune up and two separate guys stopped and started talking to me about it, and just cars in general.
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