I went to check on a car that I found on craigslist. The ad said 1988 Fiero $300. That is all it said and when I called the owner couldn't tell me much more. That and I couldn't understand his heavy southern accent. Needless to say I wasn't expecting much... Well I didn't even bother to negotiate, I paid full price and it made the 65.8 mile drive home without a hitch!
And of course TTIWWP!:
and the money shot!:
Not a bit of fade in the paint and the AC even still works! ;p
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Posts: 1982 From: Grand Rapids, MI USA Registered: Jul 2006
So now I'm going to nit pick since I officially hate you. The low profile tires are nice, but the rims are to small. Too much air space in that wheel well. I know because I have the same problem. Since you only paid $300, you have plenty of money left for rims
Posts: 116 From: Winston Salem,NC Registered: May 2009
Jeepers! My $200 find should have been a parts car but I was too impatient so I dumped $4,500 into it over 5 months and keep going! And in the end, I will only have a 2.5
None the less, I love my little money whore. She now runs beautifully and is beginning to repay me with 40 MPG. (35mpg driving averaging 75mph). The 100% brand spanking new suspension is also pretty fun but my drivers seat can't seem to keep up on corners Its about time I installed my new aftermarket seats!
You sir are a lucky mo-fo to have stumbled upon such a find! Congratulations and stop rubbing it in! MY pwned sores are bleeding again! For real though, Gratz!
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Posts: 1497 From: Crestwood, KY Registered: Feb 2003
I had recently been contemplating selling this car. However, due to its incredibly clean chassis (seriously there is zero rust anywhere, its like new. even the floor pan plugs and coolant tube brackets look new) Ive decided to keep it.
This decision meant rectifying some of its major short comings. Like the fact that it is a no options base coupe.
Over the fourth of July weekend I went about stripping the car to the frame except drive-train. I gave it a GT body, GT springs (lowered), '88 GT rear sway bar, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, performance sound, courtesy lighting, cruise control, rear defog, trunk light, power decklid release, full GT guages, tinted windows, color matched mirrors, GT steering wheel and my $20 junkyard find Mr. Mikes leather seats!
Of course, here are the pics:
Anyone want a bolt on paint job?
And here is the final product.
Thanks for watching! ~Tyler
Posts: 8287 From: Punta Gorda, Florida, USA Registered: Apr 2001
I think I'll add this just because I can. The 88 coupe is the only 4 cyl car that had slots on both sides of the rear bumper for exhaust because it's shared with the formula. Someone added the dual exhaust with the chrome tips from a gt. the formula's and coupes has the black slash style tips. Aside from the door sticker, the rear bumper is the only way to tell an 87 and 88 coupe apart.
Edit to add: I'm in the "I hate you" club....
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Sent you a PM on the bolt on paint job - may solve all of my Fiero problems. Also, Top Gear top tip: if you paint the A-Pillar (windshield surround) black, it will look very cool and much better than met. red with the rest of the car being gloss red. Just a thought - it's what I plan to do.
Also wondering: how does the duke sound with dual exhaust and GT tips?
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