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It's finally time for the Fiero by avengador1
Started on: 03-06-2017 09:38 AM
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Last post by: cvxjet on 03-14-2017 06:14 PM
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I guess they don't know it's a Pontiac.

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Why do all the articles mention rotating the drivetrain 180°?

Are they really that obtuse? Do they know how to change a tire?
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Why do all the articles mention rotating the drivetrain 180°?



They probably think it cruises down the highway at 70 MPH in reverse...

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Why do all the articles mention rotating the drivetrain 180°?

Are they really that obtuse? Do they know how to change a tire?


I've had to explain this 100 times at car shows. Some people just can't get the idea.
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The writer (I use the term loosely) doesn't know the difference between mid and rear engine either....

I wonder what the interview for an automotive "journalist" is like?

Interviewer: "Can you use Google"?
Applicant: "Not very well"
Interviewer:"You're hired"

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Why do all the articles mention rotating the drivetrain 180°?



Yeah - he got that part wrong.

But in the rest of the article, he proposing that Chev produce a 'new' Fiero (since Pontiac is gone).
Sure - like Chev would build something to compete with the Corvette??

But his idea for a new 'parts bin' car is:
Cadillac ATS front suspension
3.6-liter GM V6 340 hp
six-speed manual transmission
(automatic or double-clutch gearbox options)
should be a four-seater, like a Lotus Evora
aluminum frame and plastic body sports car
curb weight target of 2,999 pounds

His final line...

What better name for a sporty, rapid, affordable mid-mounted four-seater than… Chevrolet Corvair?

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But the Corvair was rear engine. Which might be where he's getting the 180 idea from. Of course it isn't going to happen. GM just offloaded Opel and Vauxhall in the name of maximizing profits, it wouldn't make any sense bringing back a less than legendary nameplate for the sake of a less than profitable platform.
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My first car was a 65 Corvair Monza. Two door, four speed, 110 up flat six, the rear seat back folded down to create a nice shelf and fairly roomy storage area. I liked the car, did well in snow and was fun to drive.
I hope the article was written 'tongue in cheek', as Chevy would have less of a PR issue by making a new model 'Edsel' rather than 'Corvair'.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

My first car was a 65 Corvair Monza. Two door, four speed, 110 up flat six, the rear seat back folded down to create a nice shelf and fairly roomy storage area. I liked the car, did well in snow and was fun to drive.
I hope the article was written 'tongue in cheek', as Chevy would have less of a PR issue by making a new model 'Edsel' rather than 'Corvair'.


You got that right. The name Corvair does not stand a chance of being resurected.The last models were great cars though, they just could not overcome all the bad publicity.
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Old ralphy nader has a lot to answer for; The first(And some would say best) compact american car was killed because of his attacks; The NHTSA took a FIRST generation Corvair and tested it in 1973-4 against the cars then coming out...They rated the Corvair as safer handling than all the new cars! And Ralphy never had a license, never drove a car! Arrogant moron...

The second generation(1965-69) Corvair is still one of the best looking cars ever produced, styled by Larry Shinoda- the same guy who styled the 1963 and 68 vettes, came up with the BOSS Mustang and styled the GM RVs. I think they should make a movie about Larry; In the 40s he was in Manzanar(Japanese internment camp in CA), then in the 50s he was hotrodding cars in SoCal and Bonneville...He actually won an award for his hot rod at the first Nat'l Hot Rod show...He went to an art college but was thrown out for being too rowdy! Then he worked at Ford, Packard, GM and back to Ford....The guy was a genius, and very different from what you expect a Asian guy to be. Some of Americas most iconic performance cars came from him....
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