Oh man, sorry to hear you're selling. I can fully relate to the road course and manual thing though. Either way, that is a kick-butt deal.
While I'm not in the market for another car, I figured I'd mention this in case you might be interested... I have two Eagle Talons that I want to sell, a '96 and a '98, both AWD 5-speeds. The '96 is very modded but very tired (ran high 11's, built trans, nice suspension, all the typical big-turbo mods) and the '98 is just about bone stock and very nice but has a rod knock. Either one would make a great project depending on which way you wanted to go. I also have a low mileage 2.4 (4G64) to swap in to either one (the 4G63 top-end is nearly a direct swap). PM me for more info if interested.
Good luck with the sale, I'm sure this car will make someone very happy (or very arrested ).
'88 Fiero GT - Project MIDTRBO '10 Camaro LT/RS - daily driver '96 Talon TSi AWD - 11-second winter beater There's no replacement for turbo placement
I cant believe this car has not SOLD for the asking price.....
I can. There are a lot of reasons for this but basically it's a matter of finding the right buyer. Someone who: -Wants to or would consider buying a Fiero (Pretty small group)
-Has $9000 lying around to spend on a Fiero (Even smaller group)
-Is willing to use said $9000 on a completed car rather than build their own project to their liking. (Even smaller)
Most Fiero guys are do-it-yourself'ers and given the choice would rather build up their own ride than by a completed project that would cost more to build from scratch. So IMO, the potential buyer for my car is pretty rare. Plus, outside of here, I have only posted it on a couple of local boards. I'm not pushing my sale very hard, plus I'm pretty firm on the price which further reduces my chance of a sale. It really doesn't bother me much though as I don't 'need' to sell the car. MstangsBware is someone who has built some nice rides and understands the time and money put into a build like mine and why the $9k pricetag is not unreasonable.
We'll see how things go though. Actually right now I am trying to talk myself into buying EMX5636's Formula and if I do that, I will give into the Fiero-craze and dedicate my garage to Fiero-only stuff.
After a lot of running around and having 3 separate turbos, I have FINALLY installed a brand-new Master Power turbo. Although it's the same part-number as the old turbo, it appears that Master Power made a number of improvements. This new turbo comes with a ported compressor shroud (Sounds awesome!) and the exhaust housing has much larger exhaust outlet. This takes care of the smoking issue that the car was having. Pic:
Also, I've pretty much decided that I want to sell this car and move on, and I erased trade options from my initial post. I have been saving up cash and I will probably be picking up an RX8, VW R32, or a VW MKV GTI.
Originally posted by AkursedX: I want to sell this car and move on..
Smart man. This conversion was completed by the most competent and qualified professional in the Fiero world. GM wouldn't have built a 3800 powered Fiero that would have met to Ryan Gick's standards. $9000 is less than half of what this year vehicle would have retailed for new. It is now 3.5x more powerful and has the suspension and brakes to match.
Some insight for a prospective buyer.
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I drove the car ~150 miles this week with no issues. I also changed the oil (Castrol Edge Titanium and K&N filter), greased the ball joints and tie rods, and did a little bit of MAF tuning in the low end frequencies.
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I did a full interior/exterior detail this week. Since my wife and son were gone, I was also able to use it as my daily-driver and I put around 300-miles on it. My wife had to take my VW for her road trip, so I took my Fiero to my VW club's car show, Motorstadt. I got lots of positive comments and a few trade offers, but nothing the really interested me. Oh well. Here's some pics from the show:
I added some underside pics of the car as requested by someone to my photobucket album http://s105.photobucket.com...ursedx/Fiero%20Sale/ At most there's some surface rust here and there but it is nothing of any concern imo. The car now has over 123k miles as I have been driving and enjoying the car quite a bit lately. I have the boost at around 13psi and I think that's as high as I would go on 93 octane. I walked a new Camaro SS with an exhaust from 50-110 at that boost setting (I had 2.5 cars on him).
One of my friends told me that my reverse lights weren't working, but I have since taken care of the issue. That's been the only quirk that I have had. My last two tanks of gas have been 25mpg and 23.5mpg and that's with 50/50 city/highway driving.
Very, very tempting - if only I did not already have a garage queen. I could not see myself in this car as a daily driver, and the only way I could justify buying another is if it were a DD. Good luck with the sale, this car seems to every bit worth the asking price.
Thanks for the kind words and free bump. I will say that this car falls more under the 'daily-driver' description than it does the 'garage queen'. It's far from a show car as it has it's chips and scratches. If I didn't have to drive my 15-month old son around, I would daily-drive it all summer. Besides being very reliable, it's also fairly comfortable in the cabin with the new seats, all the sound deadening I added, and good a/c. The ride is rough as it has a pretty stiff suspension, but it's not horrible.
4000+ views now........I'm sure this is far and away the most popular thread that I've ever made, haha.
How hard would it be to pull the tune back to about 275-300 hp? I'm looking for something for my wife to drive.
It would be a matter of turning the boost knob know all the way down. Boost can be dropped to roughly 8.5 psi. I would guesstimate it as a mid-to-high 12-second car in the 1/4-mile and would probably trap around 110mph. I think that would still be a bit over 300hp though....
EDIT: I could also add a bit of fuel to the WOT tuning which would take away a bit more power and make the tune a bit safer. ------------------ '88 GT- 3800 Turbo email@example.com FOR SALE GM Tuners
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