I watch the Northwest Craigslist private party, cars for sale, almost every day. I too have noticed that lately there has been some really optimistic pricing of some Fiero's, not just 88s. To add to this, I finally sold my 88 GT last month. It had 123,000 miles, but was unmolested, all stock, automatic, and had been repainted on the front nose, fenders, hood, roof and rear spoiler. There were a few minor scuffs on the original paint, but showed nicely. I originally asked $4995, then $4795,and finally sold at $4600 with non working air, but a nice interior with new headliner. It took several months and a few no show, email, lowball offers. Only two people came to look at it, the first non buyer said it was "too nice" since he was going to use it as a daily driver. Sold a lot of cars through the years and never heard that one before. Buyer drove about 3 1/2 hours with his family and bought it immediately. It was purchased for the 17 year old son. Their 19 year old son already had a Fiero. There may be some hope for this graying car hobby, if youngsters are driving them!
I don't think that would surprise anyone since you live in Canada.
You might be surprised how hot it can get in parts of Canada in the summer. We occasionally have trouble keeping our igloos from melting.
Seriously though, A/C is quite common in cars up here. However, I've personally never liked cold air blowing on me. I'd rather sweat a bit.
A friend of mine has taken all my discarded A/C components and put them in his '88 Formula which never originally came with A/C. His rationale is that being "cool" in his car at the track next summer will help his times, despite the fact that he's now weighed his car down with an additional hundred pounds of gear. I expect to be beating him badly next year at autocross.
[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 10-05-2013).]
You're nothing if not persistent. Saskatchewan had a freak day of 113*. Atlanta stays in the 90's all summer, and has several 100* days all the time. You're comparing apples and oranges, and I'm not stupid. Your comparison is like me trying to say it's brutally cold in Virginia Beach, just because, one day, 100 years ago it was -15*.
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I'm not ticked Patrick. I just thought it was odd how the thread turned into a "convince me the sun is blue" thread. Im still not surprised about 113 in Saskatchewan either. Nothing surprises me much anymore.
I just thought it was odd how the thread turned into a "convince me the sun is blue" thread.
Perhaps that's how you interpreted it, but I had no such illusions.
I just thought it was pretty interesting that some little hick town up here in the frozen north had reached a higher summer temperature than ever recorded way down south in Atlanta, Georgia. And it wasn't even close... a difference of 7° F.
I apologize for trying to interject something different than the same old same old. What the hell was I thinking, eh?