I've been looking to feed the Fiero addiction and get a new Fiero. My 85 duke is going to be needing a bunch of front end and suspension work soon, and I would rather have a cleaner Fiero with a few more features I want.
I'm looking at an optioned out 86 automatic V6 SE. I think its a fairly solid car, based on an inspection and test drive I gave it, however, it has been driven only about 1000 miles in the past 15 years, at even intervals. The owner also says he runs it once a month to keep it sound. This Fiero would be replacing my DD.
I am hoping to get the car fairly cheaply, and will have time and money to do some general tune up things before it becomes my driver. The struts, shocks, ball joints, and brakes were all replaced 14 years ago. Glass and seals were replaced 6 years ago. I plan on needing new tires.
What should I look out for? What should I replace? Should I stay clear of something driven so rarely, knowing I will be depending on it?
Another question, and possible deal breaker is this: the 1-2 shift and WOT 3-2 downshift are considerably harder than my 2M4. Should this be a concern?
Thank you all for you help.
1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4