|Originally posted by Marko:|
Now I get it.
My SE has the M-17 Muncie four speed.
Never driven an automatic equipped Fiero.
I'm thinking that would be a bit mundane in comparison to rowing the gears on a four speed.
The auto is not bad.
I bought mine new and got the auto as I anticipated the shifter getting rubbery with the 4 speed and also the clutch was not like my Chevelle where it was an easy change in the home garage. The 84's I had driven were already not feeling good shifting.
A note on my Auto. I am not sure what Pontiac did but it is programed much differently than most other GM cars using the same tranny. Mine will hold a gear longer before the shift. It will ride in second gear longer than most. If I want to go to the red line it will hold the get till then with it on the floor. If I want it to shift I just lift off the floor and it will down shift. Often you can shift it with your foot on the throttle.
I would have assumed the governor was screwed up but this car shifted like this from day one and I love it this way. Also the shifts are firm.
The only trouble I had was the lock up converter solenoid but it was easy to change and the new ones are made better.
To be honest I have never once been disappointed not buying a stick shift in the car. Note I have no ill will to any stick as when I buy a Corvette will be a stick like several of my past cars.