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Nice little note from previous owner by JesseM
Started on: 05-02-2010 06:27 PM
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Report this Post05-02-2010 06:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
My brother found a note on his Fiero after work the other night. It was from the PO and he said to call, because he has a few odds and ends he would like to give us. I gave him a call this after noon, to see what he had, some center caps, a license plate holder, and a manual for the 87 gt. He also said he has 3 88s a coupe, formula and a GT. he says they all run fine, but all need paint. The 87 my brother bought from the dealer, apparently which was his old car received a panel off paint job from a shop locally for $3,000. If things look ok, I might be an owner of 88 GT, my first Fiero I would have ever owned. He says it does need paint though.

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Here's wishing you luck on a Fiero purchase!!!
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Report this Post05-06-2010 07:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
I went and talked to the PO of my brother's fiero. He said that he had some other fieros, so i decided to give him a visit today. The 88 coupe, and 88 gt both needed some more TLC then i think i could manage to do at this point. He did have a formula, which he says it only needs a new clutch, but is still drivable. He was willing to let it go for $4500, so do you guys think its worth it? I know I didn't get any pics of it either, I'm sorry. -_-

shiny paint no fading .
clean interior.
64k miles.
5 speed.
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Originally posted by JesseM:

I went and talked to the PO of my brother's fiero. He said that he had some other fieros, so i decided to give him a visit today. The 88 coupe, and 88 gt both needed some more TLC then i think i could manage to do at this point. He did have a formula, which he says it only needs a new clutch, but is still drivable. He was willing to let it go for $4500, so do you guys think its worth it? I know I didn't get any pics of it either, I'm sorry. -_-

shiny paint no fading .
clean interior.
64k miles.
5 speed.


To me (just my opinion), $4500 is a little steep for a Formula needing a clutch, but that price is not unbearable for a nice clean 64,000 mile car. If the clutch were good, and I was in the position to do so financially, I would buy it at that price.

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Report this Post05-06-2010 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
thanks for the input. How much do you think a shop would run me to replace the clutch? I am a student with no tools at all really.
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Report this Post05-06-2010 08:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
4500 is a lot steep in my opinion.

Especially if it needs any work.

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I'd have to agree that $4500 is too steep for one needing a clutch. My other thought here is that it shouldn't need a clutch @ 68000 if it had been taken good care of and not hot rodded.....makes me wonder about the motor/tranny as well........
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Hmm stuff to think about. How long should a clutch usually last?
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Originally posted by JesseM:

thanks for the input. How much do you think a shop would run me to replace the clutch? I am a student with no tools at all really.


My guess for a retail clutch job would be $1500.00 - 2000.00. Alot of shops will hammer you every chance they get.


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My 86GT 4spd has the original clutch @ 136xxx. The only problem with it was the typical master/slave clutchline issue.
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He did say it was drivable, but you need to push the clutch in all the way. Could it just be maybe a bent clutch pedal? In any case i will hopefully be able to go test drive it this weekend.
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Another thing that was on my mind... If I do end up with the formula, is it wise to keep it stock? Changing the wing to the IMSA notchy wrap around, possibly upgrading the suspension, and having an engine swap done are the things running through my mind. My friend brought up that there were only about 5,000 formulas made, so i am not sure I want to ruin it by changing some things, if it would in fact "ruin" a formula.
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Originally posted by JesseM:

He did say it was drivable, but you need to push the clutch in all the way. Could it just be maybe a bent clutch pedal? In any case i will hopefully be able to go test drive it this weekend.


Could be air in the line.. However, if this person has all these Fiero's, he has to know a thing or two about mechanics and maintenance...
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Originally posted by JesseM:

Another thing that was on my mind... If I do end up with the formula, is it wise to keep it stock? Changing the wing to the IMSA notchy wrap around, possibly upgrading the suspension, and having an engine swap done are the things running through my mind. My friend brought up that there were only about 5,000 formulas made, so i am not sure I want to ruin it by changing some things, if it would in fact "ruin" a formula.


If your plans are to do an engine swap or other mods, why start with a $4500 Fiero? You can get one that needs work for ALLOT less...
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True, but i need a decent car as a DD for now, and this one is pretty much what I am looking for. I wouldn't be able to do many modifications any time soon anyways, but if and when I do modify it, i don't want to be molesting anything I shouldn't be.
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maybe you can try to get it cheaper. maybe ask for 3500 or 3000. and if you say cash kinda helps to :P having 3000+ cash is kinda sweet to hold in your hand. makes you feel RICH until you give it away..
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Oh dear... now my brother wants me to buy his 87 GT, so he can get a crotch rocket... And is getting upset that I am still interested in the Formula... His is an 87 GT with 98k, then there is the Formula with 64k and both are 5 speeds. and my Brother wants $5k
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and if you say cash kinda helps to


How else would you pay him, w/ goats!


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Oh dear... now my brother wants me to buy his 87 GT, so he can get a crotch rocket... And is getting upset that I am still interested in the Formula... His is an 87 GT with 98k, then there is the Formula with 64k and both are 5 speeds. and my Brother wants $5k


Only way your bro is getting $5k for his 87gt is if it is mint!
I would rather have an 88 eitherway...
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Report this Post05-10-2010 02:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JesseMClick Here to Email JesseMSend a Private Message to JesseMDirect Link to This Post
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I tried searching for the chin spoiler body part that fits on the formula, but i can't find it. A lot of you know that I have a tough time finding the right words to use in the search button. But im pretty sure there was a part that could go onto the formula bumper as a chin spoiler...
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