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How often do people comment on your car when you take it out? by sco77
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I got to thinking that nearly every single time that I take my car out and stop somewhere I get someone that either asks what kind/year it is or compliments/asks questions about it. Took out this morning and first stop in a gas station and a couple bikers came over to take pictures of my car and engine, then stopped again somewhere 10 mins later and had a couple other people take pictures of it.

Do these cars really cause this much attention?

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Nice ones...yes. On second thought...even my crappy indy generates comments because it's got the classic Fiero look that everybody remembers. Some folks don't even remember the fastback.
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When I take my 87 GT out, I have gotten comments such as what kind of car is that? or I haven't seen one of those in a long time or just what a nice looking car.


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EVERY TIME I take her out...I get a positive comment!
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every time I take that citation I have out.... my 87 fastback I got a lot of complements on, my mera has supposedly been bringing a lot of attention at the shop its at but I haven't been able to drive it
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Yes, I get quite a bit of comments, usually the same stuff like what kind of car is that or my {insert relation of your liking here} used to have one of those. I did get a guy drooling over my car at a gas station once that went above and beyond in my eyes. I was sitting in my car on the phone and could "feel" somebody staring at me. When I got off the phone the guy in the minivan next to me asked if it was a Fiero. I got out and started talking to him, the best part was him saying he never remembered Fieros looking that good. He actually offered to buy it from me then and there, even give me a ride home to get the title. I had to kindly decline his offer
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Its amazing the transition of comments thru the years. My car is an 86 red SE (fully loaded with the suede seats) has been in my care since Oct 1993. Thru my senior year at HS and thru my college years I was constantly heckeled about my fiero. It was mostly friendly "ribbing" per say but there was the occasional not so friendly remark. I have noticed over the last several years especially, that everyone has something positive to say and most people have forgotten gm even made a mid engine car. I still get a kick every time a new tech goes to change the oil.
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I've been getting a lot of comments from the younger crowd (teens & early 20-somethings). I guess they have never seen one before, but I was complimented/asked what kind of car is that almost everytime I drive my '88 GT. I even had a kid working the drive-thru of a chicken place come outside to take a closer look at it!

The funny thing to me is I have owned waaay nicer Fieros before and never got the compliments that this GT is getting now.
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Latest for me was at a NJ inspection station. The inspectors were very complimentary. I was getting my lo mile SE inspected. The upshot was they see Fieros from time to time but very few in good condition. It passed easy but it should considering. Prior, a guy at Home Depot asked why I didn't have historic plates on it. All comments over the last several years have been positive; for both. Several years ago, I went to our local GM dealer in my Fiero to take a used Solstice out for a drive. Upon return, the Fiero had attracted several of the sales guys who were looking it over, a "what if" conversation was in play.

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Pretty much always unless they drive a Ferrari

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The Cutty gets more compliments and conversation than my Formula, but the paint is crappy on it. If I can ever get it painted I'm sure it'll get plenty. It gets them here and there.
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Last week, I found a note on the windsheild, saying "nice car, & a text me, & a phone number . I traded a few text, turns out to be a young kid that said he had an 84 coupe w/ Buick V6 in it. Told him to join PFF.

I had one yesterday, while at a light, car to the right of me inched forword, the driver said, "can I talk to you about your car ?" "I see it says TDI , is that a diesel ?"

Told him I'm pulling in at the next light to go to work. We talked a bit, he & his wife were about 65, from New Hampshire, they winter in FL. He was eager to see the engine. Was very impressed. Said he knew someone that was into Fieros, he took & sent photos to him.

I had three people today, one, a guy in a shopping center parking lot, "is that a diesel I here ? He said, oh wow, I always loved those cars, and what a great idea to put a TDI in one. Then came the stupid question, "How'd you do that ?" Told him, I paid somebody.

The other two were some young 16 - 17 year old kids in Discount Auto parking lot, gave a "Nice car" & a "thumbs up" They also wanted to see the engine & front trunk. I had the time, so I gave them the nickle tour.

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The last one I got was "figured you were a mechanic driving a Fiero".
Younger people just get this weird look on their face. Like what the hell is that.
Get a lot of people with the laugh under their breath. It does look like crap right now. Until I key it over and it fires right up. Then you see the reaction "damn"
A while back a Mustang (newer V8)was tail gating me. Hit a few tight turns, gained a lot of distance from him. After that he left me a respected distance.
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

The last one I got was "figured you were a mechanic driving a Fiero".
Younger people just get this weird look on their face. Like what the hell is that.
Get a lot of people with the laugh under their breath. It does look like crap right now. Until I key it over and it fires right up. Then you see the reaction "damn"
A while back a Mustang (newer V8)was tail gating me. Hit a few tight turns, gained a lot of distance from him. After that he left me a respected distance.


God, the tailgating is the worst... I live in a college town with a stock 86 GT, a few exterior mods, but nothing to the engine (until my upcoming swap this summer!!). Everyone in their hondas or subarus or any other car will follow me really closely despite the fact I'm already going 5 over. Infact, most of the people who do it are packs of highschool males in a bone stock four door sedan...
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I must be living in the wrong part of the country. Other than at a few car shows, I've never had anyone come up and look at the car, let alone compliment it. Not sure why that is....

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I must be living in the wrong part of the country. Other than at a few car shows, I've never had anyone come up and look at the car, let alone compliment it. Not sure why that is....



Not sure why either.....you have a *very* nice Fiero.

The first time someone complimented my current '88 GT I paused a couple of seconds before I responded......it took that long for my brain to comprehend it and to decide that he wasn't being "funny", but was actually sincere.
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It is cool to get comments on how the car looks, but for me the best comments are the ones about the Sound of the LS swap. Every now and then just starting it sets off car alarms that seems to draw a few looks LOL Some of the comments are actually on the road while I am driving, one of them was a Biker who stopped next to me at a stop light and asked a few questions about the engine. Some times the comments are from people that I have given a ride to like a co-worker needed a ride home from work the other day and asked if I could help him out, "sure" I said. I told him I drove in a Fiero that day and asked him" if he thought he would fit" ( he was about 6-2) and his "lunch Box" was a small cooler that did not even fit in the trunk. He got in the car and sit this cooler on his lap for the 45min drive home. He kept commenting on how the car sounded and felt and as he was telling me a story about some one he knew who had a Fiero way back when,.. I stopped on it to pass slow traffic LOL his jaw about landed on his lunch box in disbelief." His friend's Fiero did not have power like that" LOL
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I must be living in the wrong part of the country. Other than at a few car shows, I've never had anyone come up and look at the car, let alone compliment it. Not sure why that is....



Clean car. Just needs more low. :-D
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It is cool to get comments on how the car looks, but for me the best comments are the ones about the Sound of the LS swap. Every now and then just starting it sets off car alarms that seems to draw a few looks LOL


Heh.....this reminds me of when I had my Northstar powered Fiero. I loved the way it sounded.....nice rumble to it.....and it would regularly set off car alarms too.
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Every time if i stop. Always get looks waves etc as daily driver is import too. Every car I have owned has been rather unique. I am used to being questioned or stared at waiting at lights.
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Several times each week someone will make a comment or two about my car. Most often its about the exhaust note having a nice rumble to it, or asking what's in that thing. Most people love the way it sounds (the car itself is somewhat a basket case), how it fits the engine bay, and how clutter free the install is. Sometimes people recognized me without the LS4/F40 Fiero and say, hey aren't you the guy with the V8 Fiero?
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Definitely more than if I was driving a Chevy Chevette! get them now and again. Sometimes you just here someone shouting "Nice car!" or a child saying "mommy, look at that race car!" Always puts a smile on my face.
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Compliments never stop coming in all the years I've owned my 88. I would have to say that it is the main reason that I've stayed with it and not been tempted to get something else.

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Topic: How often do people comment on your car when you take it out?

Pretty often. Fieros are pretty rare where I live. People either know the car, and are happy to see one, or they never heard of it, and are curious. and I love it when kids see it and are like "woa!". But all that is nothing compared to how I feel when my son finds out we're going for a drive somewhere in it.
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I got to thinking that nearly every single time that I take my car out and stop somewhere I get someone that either asks what kind/year it is or compliments/asks questions about it. Took out this morning and first stop in a gas station and a couple bikers came over to take pictures of my car and engine, then stopped again somewhere 10 mins later and had a couple other people take pictures of it.

Do these cars really cause this much attention?



im having trouble believing you took your car out but yea, 2 times atleast every time I go somewhere. and god forbid I goto like the ave in whitemarsh or something....
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Yesterday someone asked me what year,told me my car looked wonderful but then asked me if I did a motor swap . I told him no but when it runs right it sure does sound good. Stock 87gt , v-6
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Comments? Yes.

Always positive? No.
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not every time but every other time. the mechanic who helped me rebuild the 86 SE we have now said, " look at that someone painted the intake red" I informed him they came that way, hey he had never seen one before, at least not worked on one.

parked it in Wal Mart one day and the people next to me were getting out of there car and I could here the older guy telling his kid what it was. so when I got out I popped the trunk and showed the teen the engine. and told him it was the only American made Mid Engine car ever made. he looked like WTF Pontiac made a mid engine car. my grand kids think its cooler than their other grand dads 70 GTO.

depends on the people and if they are car people, it seems they are getting rarer and rarer as time goes by.

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Every one of my boys friends think mine is the coolest thing ever and mine looks like crap right now. I can however let them hear it because it does start and run well. Can't wait to get the body done and painted!
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Sometimes people say: "Wow! That's cool! (I, my friend, relative, neighbour etc.) had one!"
Mostly positive comments... some closer to reality...

Sometimes it's: "Don't see those every day!"
My reply: "Well, if I don't see three when the barn door goes up something's been stolen."
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I'd say about 50% of the time. The best one was when my son and I were putting groceries in the trunk in the store parking lot. An employee was gathering up shopping carts and said nice Ferrari(he acted like he might be a quart shy of full). As he walked over to look, he said wow,I didn't know they put the engines in the back. I said Ferrari has made mid engine cars for years and left it at that.
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Not very often at all. Daily driver 86 GT fastback.



Fieros are kinda rare around here but not extremely. I've posted a bunch in the "have you seen a Fiero today?" thread. Maybe it will bring more attention when it gets the iGTO front bumper.



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When I got my first Fiero, the ricer kids that buzzed by down my street every day were buzzing along and hit the brakes and stopped and just stared up my driveway at it. I dont think they knoew I was in the garage. Must ahve been a few minutes they sat there. Probably wondering why it said PONTIAC on the back bumper, or arguing what it was or something.

I do get comments and looks. Kids saying "cool car" people saying "nice Fiero". Most of the time "Is that a Fiero?" Yep "I havent seen one is a long time". Sometimes "Is it fast?". Lots of people crane their necks on the freeway as they pass.
One time at a gas station I was filling it up, a stoner looking guy came out of the station and just stopped walking and stared at the car. Then he said "Dude is that a Fiero?" with a sound of disbelief, I shook my head yes, he said "WOOOAAAAA!" Then his buddy came out of the station behind him, he points and says to his buddy "Dude thats a Fiero!".
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Pretty much always unless they drive a Ferrari


Pretty much the same for me. Yours looks like the twin of my 308 kit. I really got crap from them at a big local show when the promoters parked me with them. It was fun outrunning a couple of them when we were leaving. Stock real ones only had about 225-245 hp (US), depending on year, and I had 300.

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Comments: all the time, always positive

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Most compliments I get are on how clean my car is and not so much in regard to the fact that its a Fiero.
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Report this Post11-14-2013 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Every time, most of them at the gas station I spend too much time there.
Its pieced together and dirty but it still gets complements.
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Report this Post11-14-2013 06:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hyperv6Send a Private Message to hyperv6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lots of comments and all positive.

The funniest is I hate Fiero's but I like yours.

Most of the time with the mods I have and the condition I get many that say they have not seen a Fiero like it or in that kind of condition in years.
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Usually once every couple weeks actually... sometimes more, sometimes less.
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Here in Southern California I can count the number of Fieros I've seen on the road on one hand. But the comments are always positive as I explain it as a restoration project.

Coming home from work at night, I typically will get the Vette's tail me for a bit just looking at it. Night is best because the paint is pretty faded, but faded black is easily forgiven in the middle of the night.

First thing I did when I got this one was make sure the PONTIAC lights were alll working. Its kind of neat to blaze that logo on dark California freeway. I do see a few Solstices and Firebirds but I'm never in the Fiero when I see them although the Miata crowd at my school where I teach were VERY impressed the first time I took it to work.
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