Hello everyone, my name is Ben. I got my license 5 months ago and im ready to find a cool ride for the summer. I thought the most practical and best value of a ride would be a fiero.
I found a fiero for sale about 2 weeks ago. It's a 1986 fiero SE v-6. 120k on the engine. I spoke to the owner and he said he has done a few things to the car. NAPA parts on it. New gaskets heads and up, heads were redone, new pads, radiator, egr valve, new electric fans in front with a manual switch, wheel bearing, and new calipers in the rear. Some issues are it needs a brake line on the passenger side and the unibody is showing signs of wear in the rear? interior is great and everything runs as it should. inspected until june. and the car is currently in storage.
He is asking $1500 for the car btw. What do you guys think?
If it needs a brake line I'd be leery about rust. Not sure what a "worn unibody" would be since it can't wear out, but it can rust out. IMO you better crawl all over and under the car to look for rust before you plunk down any money. Pull back the carpet in the trunk and look for holes, especially in the wheel tubs.
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You can use search to look at the pro/con discussion for buying a Fiero.
The unibody work thing bothers me also. Also, I work about the fan switches. If it needed manual switches, was it overheating?
I had an '86 SE. I bought it because it seemed to be the best option. 2nd year for the V6, no engine fires caused by manufacture, tail lights don't delaminate as badly as the fastback, parts for the year are more readily available than later years, etc.
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The phrase "I thought the most practical and best value of a ride..." doesn't describe any 25 to 30 year old car selling for $1500 or less. I totally agree the Fiero is very cool but certainly not practical nor is it a best value for a young driver's hard earned money.
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I agree with the others on looking for rust, also with a Fiero you need to be willing to get your hands dirty because their will always be something to work on and good mechanics are hard to find. As far as being small, I don't think that's an issue. When I was dating my wife in my early 20's my only car was a 1970 Opel GT and it has less space than the Fiero. If you can take someone with you who knows what to look for on a Fiero. Good luck and welcome to the forum.