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Finally I own a Fiero! But some questions.. by StrickilyGT
Started on: 10-24-2013 09:42 PM
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Report this Post10-24-2013 09:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for StrickilyGTClick Here to Email StrickilyGTSend a Private Message to StrickilyGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So now I own an 88 GT, 40k miles, red, sunroof etc. interesting that this was first registered in 2008, per carfax, who seemed pretty firm the data was right. I purchase the car in Michigan. Does anyone have any ideas what that could be about? Also, the initials JW are painted in small letters in the engine compartment next to the strut mount. Any ideas? I am really keen to find out the history of this Fiero, and the previous owners weren't much help. Suggestions would be very welcome!
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Report this Post10-24-2013 10:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
sounds like a good mystery. Carfax doesnt sound correct.
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Report this Post10-24-2013 10:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rbell2915Click Here to Email rbell2915Send a Private Message to rbell2915Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If I remember correctly, some workers would initial the cars they worked on, since the Fiero was dying off.

Of course, I could be completely wrong.
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Report this Post10-24-2013 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey neighbour! Welcome aboard! I think there's a 1988 registry guy on the forum - I tried a search but got nothing. He might be able to provide some info if you give him the VIN. Maybe someone will know how to contact him.
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Report this Post10-24-2013 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for StrickilyGTClick Here to Email StrickilyGTSend a Private Message to StrickilyGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks all. I did find the db guy - he was very helpful, but my car was new to his list.
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Report this Post10-25-2013 12:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fastblackSend a Private Message to fastblackEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My car's first registration as per carfax was in '95. Pretty sure that just means it's the first time anything was reported to Carfax.
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Report this Post10-30-2013 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for StrickilyGTClick Here to Email StrickilyGTSend a Private Message to StrickilyGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Many thanks everyone!
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Report this Post10-31-2013 09:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nealrenoClick Here to Email nealrenoSend a Private Message to nealrenoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Remember, because the 88 is the final year a lot of dealers thought they would "Cash In" on the future $500,000 value estimated by Dupont Registry. With that a dealer could set on the car and it was never "owned". When the dealer sells the car it becomes "owned". Sometimes this is why the car was never registered to Carfax. This may or may not be the case. Welcome to the family.
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Report this Post11-01-2013 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Carfax is bogus many times. Do Not trust their "reports."
Example: Some states do not report any data to Carfax etc.

Google: carfax lawsuit

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