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88 Fiero sticker shock. by aFiero
Started on: 10-02-2013 09:34 PM
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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aFieroSend a Private Message to aFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There seems to be a nice looking 88 Formula for sale.
http://seattle.craigslist.o.../cto/4073191069.html
He says all reasonable offers accepted.

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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
looks like He is going to be selling that car for a long time.
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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aFieroSend a Private Message to aFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm just checking out the market for Fiero's -- I don't think they can be that expensive, so I have to ask. Are the prices for a Fiero going up quite a bit?

http://seattle.craigslist.o.../cto/4064186848.html

EDIT:
http://bellingham.craigslis.../cto/4098334958.html

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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

He's dropped the original $20,000 asking price a whole $500.

We discussed that Fiero in our local club forum a month ago Here.
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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aFieroSend a Private Message to aFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Patrick:


He's dropped the original $20,000 asking price a whole $500.

We discussed that Fiero in our local club forum a month ago Here.

Yeah, I did run across that later in the list. Are we all about to strike it rich on our cars?
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Report this Post10-02-2013 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by aFiero:

Are the prices for a Fiero going up quite a bit?


Nothing's changed. There have always been sellers who overprice their cars hoping to find a sucker buyer.
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Report this Post10-02-2013 10:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCanadaClick Here to Email FieroCanadaSend a Private Message to FieroCanadaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow that is a clean car.
to bad its a auto and 20,000 lol.
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Report this Post10-03-2013 05:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Look carefully. It doesn't even have A/C.
That might fly in Seattle, but it would be all but useless here.

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I watch the Northwest Craigslist private party, cars for sale, almost every day. I too have noticed that lately there has been some really optimistic pricing of some Fiero's, not just 88s. To add to this, I finally sold my 88 GT last month. It had 123,000 miles, but was unmolested, all stock, automatic, and had been repainted on the front nose, fenders, hood, roof and rear spoiler. There were a few minor scuffs on the original paint, but showed nicely. I originally asked $4995, then $4795,and finally sold at $4600 with non working air, but a nice interior with new headliner. It took several months and a few no show, email, lowball offers. Only two people came to look at it, the first non buyer said it was "too nice" since he was going to use it as a daily driver. Sold a lot of cars through the years and never heard that one before. Buyer drove about 3 1/2 hours with his family and bought it immediately. It was purchased for the 17 year old son. Their 19 year old son already had a Fiero. There may be some hope for this graying car hobby, if youngsters are driving them!

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Originally posted by Raydar:

Look carefully. It doesn't even have A/C.
That might fly in Seattle, but it would be all but useless here.


Raydar, it might surprise you (or maybe not ) to learn that one of the first things I did to the '88 Formula I recently acquired was to to remove all the A/C components.

I can't stand A/C, so as far as I was concerned it was dead weight that would only slow me down at autocross.

I brought the car up from Washington State, but it was originally from Knoxville, Tennessee.

One option the Formula doesn't have which I really miss is a rear window defogger.

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Originally posted by Patrick:

Raydar, it might surprise you (or maybe not ) to learn that one of the first things I did to the '88 Formula I recently acquired was to to remove all the A/C components.

I can't stand A/C, so as far as I was concerned it was dead weight that would only slow me down at autocross.

I brought the car up from Washington State, but it was originally from Knoxville, Tennessee.

One option the Formula doesn't have which I really miss is a rear window defogger.



I don't think that would surprise anyone since you live in Canada. Move to Hotlanta, and I'm betting you won't think it's dead weight anymore.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

I don't think that would surprise anyone since you live in Canada.


You might be surprised how hot it can get in parts of Canada in the summer. We occasionally have trouble keeping our igloos from melting.

Seriously though, A/C is quite common in cars up here. However, I've personally never liked cold air blowing on me. I'd rather sweat a bit.

A friend of mine has taken all my discarded A/C components and put them in his '88 Formula which never originally came with A/C. His rationale is that being "cool" in his car at the track next summer will help his times, despite the fact that he's now weighed his car down with an additional hundred pounds of gear. I expect to be beating him badly next year at autocross.

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Yep, I'm fully aware of the seasons in Canada. Fall, Winter, Spring, and July 4th. Don't even try and compare a Canadian summer to that of Hotlanta.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

Don't even try and compare a Canadian summer to that of Hotlanta.


Here's something interesting...

The highest ever recorded temperature for Atlanta, GeorgIa - 106° F

The highest ever recorded temperature for a location in Canada - 113° F

Bet you're surprised, eh?

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Report this Post10-03-2013 06:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jimbolayaClick Here to Email jimbolayaSend a Private Message to jimbolayaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You're nothing if not persistent. Saskatchewan had a freak day of 113*. Atlanta stays in the 90's all summer, and has several 100* days all the time. You're comparing apples and oranges, and I'm not stupid. Your comparison is like me trying to say it's brutally cold in Virginia Beach, just because, one day, 100 years ago it was -15*.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

You're comparing apples and oranges, and I'm not stupid.


...

I try to have some fun with some little known facts, after you started the exchange... and then you get ticked.

Damn, sorry I said anything.

 
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I don't think that would surprise anyone since you live in Canada.

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Report this Post10-03-2013 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The heat must have got to him. Last summer we had a week of 100 degree weather in Michigan
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Originally posted by Patrick:

Here's something interesting...

The highest ever recorded temperature for Atlanta, GeorgIa - 106° F

The highest ever recorded temperature for a location in Canada - 113° F

Bet you're surprised, eh?



Factor in humidity and I'd bet that 106 degrees in GA feels like 126.

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Report this Post10-04-2013 01:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fformula88Send a Private Message to Fformula88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Way too much.

One just sold locally here (well Rochester) with 32K miles. Asking price was $3200. I am not sure how much he actually got, but took him all summer to sell it.
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Originally posted by TONY_C:


Factor in humidity and I'd bet that 106 degrees in GA feels like 126.


Actually you are incorrect, it feels like ....a billion

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Report this Post10-04-2013 01:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jimbolayaClick Here to Email jimbolayaSend a Private Message to jimbolayaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm not ticked Patrick. I just thought it was odd how the thread turned into a "convince me the sun is blue" thread. Im still not surprised about 113 in Saskatchewan either. Nothing surprises me much anymore.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

I just thought it was odd how the thread turned into a "convince me the sun is blue" thread.


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Perhaps that's how you interpreted it, but I had no such illusions.

I just thought it was pretty interesting that some little hick town up here in the frozen north had reached a higher summer temperature than ever recorded way down south in Atlanta, Georgia. And it wasn't even close... a difference of 7° F.

I apologize for trying to interject something different than the same old same old. What the hell was I thinking, eh?
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