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Hilarious Fiero story I heard the other day by qwikgta
Started on: 06-22-2010 01:34 PM
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Report this Post06-22-2010 01:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaDirect Link to This Post
I was in Florida on business the other day and while at lunch I spotted a Fiero GT that had been converted into a Ferrari with an older kit. I walked over to it and snapped a few photos. When I came back to the restaurant, one of the guys told me a story about when he was looking to buy a car back in late 80’s/early 90’s, he stopped by a used car lot to check out a Fiero they had on the lot. He took it for a test drive and while out with the car dealer he noticed a “red light bulb” located on the dash. He asked the dealer about the light and this is what he was told. “If you ever see this light turn on, pull over to the side of the road and exit the car”. When asked why, the dealer told him that “this light only comes on when the motor is about to catch fire”. The dealer went on to say “Pontiac was experimenting with a new motor for these cars. The new motor is made of aluminum and has aluminum heads/intake. When the motor gets hot, the fuel injectors get loose and have been known to “fall out” of the intake manifold and spray gas all over the hot motor. The fuel will catch fire and the light is there to warn the driver that the injectors are getting ready to come out”. My friend told me that they drove back to the dealership, and the whole time he kept his eye on that light. In the end, he decided not to buy the Fiero.

Now I have heard a few stupid tails about our little Fiero’s but this has to be the dumbest story ever. I don’t even know if I believe that it ever happened. Anyway I had to share.

Cheers

Rob

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Report this Post06-22-2010 02:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyDirect Link to This Post
I'm still laughing about that one from Saturday!
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Report this Post06-22-2010 03:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Macs86GTSend a Private Message to Macs86GTDirect Link to This Post
Stories like those are why making things super safe is causing issues with natural selection. The stupid are living to reach breeding age in record numbers. Idiocracy anyone? , but seriously wft is wrong with some people actually believing this crap.
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Report this Post06-22-2010 03:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
Lol for every idiot there is out there that will tell a story there's always some idiot whos going to beleave it.
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Report this Post06-22-2010 04:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
I think the dealer just told ppl that cuz he wanted to keep it for himself ;D
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Report this Post06-22-2010 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolDirect Link to This Post
HausFiero is right. It was a yellow 88, T-top, lumbar seat, 5-speed, and power steering and it was after Fiero went out of production. Last one of its kind off the line.
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Report this Post06-22-2010 08:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1988holleyformulaSend a Private Message to 1988holleyformulaDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Macs86GT:

Stories like those are why making things super safe is causing issues with natural selection. The stupid are living to reach breeding age in record numbers. Idiocracy anyone? , but seriously wft is wrong with some people actually believing this crap.


WFT is wrong with people these days..?
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Report this Post06-22-2010 08:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JonesySend a Private Message to JonesyDirect Link to This Post
That has got to be the worst car salesmen ever!!

Dealer: "So you wanna take the Fiero for a spin?"..

Customer: "yeah this car looks so Totally Awsume, lets go". (lol.. gotta love the eairly 90's)

(driving around town)

Customer: "So whats the little red light for?".

Dealer: "Oh thats the self-destruct warning light".

Customer: "Do WHA?".

Dealer: "Yeah! If that light comes on, it means your car is about to explode!".

Customer: o_0

Dealer: "So.... Should i draw up the papers?".

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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:


WFT is wrong with people these days..?


I would like to point out it was a joke.
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Report this Post06-23-2010 04:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GraterFangClick Here to Email GraterFangSend a Private Message to GraterFangDirect Link to This Post
I actually heard a "fire" rumor not too long ago that was pretty bad too.

Some clerk at a parts house insisted that all fieros caught fire because the low quality speakers would fall apart, get hot, and then burn up. He then went on to add that this somehow ruptured the fuel lines turning the car into a death trap. I seriously don't know where some people get these ideas.
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Report this Post06-23-2010 04:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fffttt1Click Here to Email fffttt1Send a Private Message to fffttt1Direct Link to This Post
Where in the dash is that light located? If it comes on, how much time do I have to exit the vehicle? Is there an associated recall?
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Originally posted by fffttt1:

Where in the dash is that light located? If it comes on, how much time do I have to exit the vehicle? Is there an associated recall?


No recall. You just have to wash and detail your car once a week, and apply wax once a month.
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What's with people thinking rear engined cars are unsafe as well? I have had a few people doubt the safely of my car when I tell them it is rear engined.
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Originally posted by 17Car:
What's with people thinking rear engined cars are unsafe as well? I have had a few people doubt the safely of my car when I tell them it is rear engined.


Ask them if they've ever ridden on the city bus. And also, the Fiero isn't rear engined. It's mid engined.
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Report this Post06-23-2010 02:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoonchClick Here to Email BoonchSend a Private Message to BoonchDirect Link to This Post
scary thought, morons such as the one with the speaker vendetta, actully drive cars in the first place, kinda makes me scared to take my fieros for a spin, i guess owning a fiero is a good way to practice evasive driving techniques
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Originally posted by dobey:


And also, the Fiero isn't rear engined. It's mid engined.


(Smacks self on head) I knew that......
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Report this Post06-23-2010 10:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
Wha, what happens if you take the bulb out?

-Joe
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Originally posted by joesfiero:

Wha, what happens if you take the bulb out?

-Joe


The same thing that happens if you cross the streams...or push the shiny red button...
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Report this Post06-24-2010 06:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
so he ignored shift and drove around in 1st.
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Back in late 1981, I bought a '79 Lotus Esprit. The following summer I went to an IMSA race in Portland. I had never seen another Esprit on the road, so as we drove into the track, low and behold, there was another Esprit driving toward me on the access road. I stopped, excited to meet another Lotus owner. Only to have him roll down the window, and before I could introduce myself, he said, "Has your car caught fire yet?" It must be a mid engine thing!
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Originally posted by 17Car:

What's with people thinking rear engined cars are unsafe as well?
I have had a few people doubt the safely of my car when I tell them it is rear engined.


Hmmm... meanwhile they all drool over Porche, Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti and any number of cars with the engine in "wrong end" of the car.

The stupidity never ends. They gonna stop driving when they see pictures of burned front-engined cars??

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Originally posted by GraterFang:

I actually heard a "fire" rumor not too long ago that was pretty bad too.

Some clerk at a parts house insisted that all fieros caught fire because the low quality speakers would fall apart, get hot, and then burn up. He then went on to add that this somehow ruptured the fuel lines turning the car into a death trap. I seriously don't know where some people get these ideas.


oh yeah, i see the connection

has there ever been a "fire stories" collection thread? that could be interesting.

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Originally posted by Philphine:
has there ever been a "fire stories" collection thread? that could be interesting.


Please, somebody start one! That would be hilarious!
(Or infuriating: I'm not sure which...)

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Originally posted by davikan:


Please, somebody start one! That would be hilarious!
(Or infuriating: I'm not sure which...)



Immolating. Definitely immolating.
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Report this Post06-25-2010 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TDirect Link to This Post
In a way such BS is a plus+ If it were not for ezagerated the unsafe, catch-fire BS and the not so untrue under-powered issues, we would all be paying a lot more these neat lil cars.

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