I'm going to be looking at this 87' GT 5 speed tomorrow. guy is asking $3,800 for it but will entertain a lower offer. This is my first Fiero and I don't want to over spend. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here is the Link.
Looks like a very nice car and for me, one of the best colors. I always look at paint condition as I can't paint and it is expensive. It looks to have very nice original paint, if so, that makes it worth more to me. I don't like buying a car with things not working as I always assume the cost to fix it is what made them decide to sell. Air conditioner could be cheap or expensive. If you can't tackle that yourself and everything else looks good, anyway you can have a mechanic do an inspection before buying? The only other thing I would do is pull back the carpet and see if there is rust in the trunk area. If no rust, paint is good, that is in the right range on price. I would try to talk them down for unknown air issue.
It's worth that, if you're willing to pay that. As mentioned above, none of the rust problem areas are shown. That would be a determining factor. The non-rusting areas look good in the pics, but check for crazing on the quarter windows, bad weatherstrips/seals on the doors and such, cracks/chips in the paint in the bumpers and roof panel, etc. Check the headlight motors for operation. Check the gauges for proper operation. It's good to take someone who knows Fieros with you to look at it. The steering rack, shocks, ball joints, control arms, wheel bearings, etc will need to be checked.
Another consideration would be who is going to do the work on it.
Oh. Fieros are fun to drive, but they are not fast. Don't buy it expecting it to be something it isn't.
Welp.. I bought er' today! the frame is impeccable! I was very supprised at the condition of this car. bought it and drove around 200 miles. super fun car! the only problem i have noticed is it grinds into 3rd and 4th gear. i'm thinking it is the shift cables, but I am no expert.. Thank you all for the advice!
Welp.. I bought er' today! the frame is impeccable!
Welcome to Fiero ownership! You will have to post some pictures here as soon as you can. It will be fun to look back on in the future as you do work to the car as well. You can find PIP (Penocks Image Poster) and the instructions to use it to upload pictures to the forum, at the bottom of every page on this site.
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