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What do you guys think ? by tom10122
Started on: 07-13-2014 05:31 PM
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Report this Post07-13-2014 05:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looking at a few fieros over here and would like some opinions

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/4557433453.html (Overpriced IMO and the oil pressure sensor and gas sensor don't work)

http://newjersey.craigslist.../4558946902.html low miles)

http://southjersey.craigsli.../cto/4523516890.html

http://philadelphia.craigsl...07623994.html pretty much everything I want but more miles)

http://philadelphia.craigsl...o/4513547329.html ac needs to be converted)

The sensors on the first , assuming its only the senders, I can replace no problem for $30 each

The low milage one looks pretty nice but it's an 87 with an auto.

What do you guys think? It will be my daily driver so I want something that will last for a while.

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Report this Post07-13-2014 07:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Three of the links had no links to the Fieros. Hard to judge from just photos, low mileage can be misleading as a Fiero odometer is easy to rollback. You need to see and drive the cars.

http://paulvargyas.com/Price%20Guide.htm Just a guide to prices.
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Originally posted by Old Lar:

Three of the links had no links to the Fieros. Hard to judge from just photos, low mileage can be misleading as a Fiero odometer is easy to rollback. You need to see and drive the cars.

http://paulvargyas.com/Price%20Guide.htm Just a guide to prices.


The 88 Formula looks like a nice car to check out. The first link (the GT) was nice too...just feel that one is priced a bit high.

Edit: Now that the links are fixed...they are all nice looking cars. Check them all out if you can. See if they'll budge on the prices a bit...they're all a little high. Good finds though.

Not sure I agree with the price chart, Old Lar. Those may be the expected prices, but I would say you are lucky to find many that fit that. Location also can greatly affect the price. The chart may be a starting point, but the best bet is to look at a number of Fieros and get a feel for what costs make sense. Lastly, you have to decide what the car is worth to you. You may pay more than a chart tells you to, but if the car is "the one" and you feel the price is fair (even if elevated) then buy it, smile and never worry about the cost. JMHO

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Originally posted by Old Lar:

Three of the links had no links to the Fieros. Hard to judge from just photos, low mileage can be misleading as a Fiero odometer is easy to rollback. You need to see and drive the cars.

http://paulvargyas.com/Price%20Guide.htm Just a guide to prices.


Sorry messed up some links lol Fixed now.
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I'd say the lowest price one in Philly is the most realistic and already has upgrades you can use. All these prices are mighty high IMHO.

I'm always skeptical of low mileage cars. Do the math. What are the odds someone put a couple thousand miles a year on a car? Somehow the years don't matter, the claimed mileage stays under 100k. The worst of it is if they did that (drove a car a few thousand miles a year) it would cause problems you can do without. A/C for instance doesn't last if you don't use it. They would be running on old gas almost all the time. Tires might look great, but be dangerous to drive on due to their age. It might have been out of commission for many years. It could have major unseen rust issues. It might have title problems. Go for the one that's being used. At the very least that's a far more likely story.
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Report this Post07-13-2014 09:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steve25Click Here to Email Steve25Send a Private Message to Steve25Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
All nice. I would not be too afraid of the 108k miles on the 88 GT if you are looking for that year and model. You would have to look it over in person but it seems as though it has been maintained.

Instead of converting the 87 GT AC to 134a you could use Envirosafe ES12a. Unless you change the condenser the results will be disappointing. I have done the ES12a before and it works GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am in SE PA and would help you charge it.
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Report this Post07-13-2014 10:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks guys, awesome to get some input. Didn't even know about Envirosafe ES12a , saves me the trouble. Didn't think about how long they were just sitting either I'll take that into account .
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