People often associate "no A/C originally equipped" as being in lower trim Fieros, but you could specify no A/C to save costs, especially if your car was ordered in a North eastern state. I've came across a few Formulas and a few GTs with A/C not equipped.
The Formula was marketed as a 'bare bones' performance Fiero. Just about everything was optional.
No power windows No power trunk lock No rear window defog No Air Conditioning No Leather No Sunroof/T-top No chrome exhaust tips.
List price was $10,999, $3,000 lower than the GT, but you could get every one of those options if you wanted it (except maybe the exhaust tips)
The Formula used the coupe body, so only those options you could get on a coupe would come on a Formula..... which means no trumpet exhaust tips. Now, you did get dual exhaust The other exception was that the spoiler was part of the Formula package.
Both if the Formulas I owned over the years had AC as an option. My main formula had few other options. AC, rear defrost, and auto tranny were it.
I find it more odd that my current 85 SE doesn't have AC. The SE's seen to have more options usually. Lack of AC surprises me considering it has pier windows and locks, remote trunk, sunroof. I am ok with it. Just seems unusual.
Just got a Formula back the other day - bought it for my nephew, needed a clutch and hydraulics. Got it running, gave it to him, but he got about $1500 in parking tickets in two months, finally was towed, so I bailed it out for the tow fee and "reposeessd" it. Probably keep it, everyone needs another, right? But it, too, was bare bones, no power anything, no A/C - and I like having A/C - which probably means that as I have to pull the dash anyway, I might as well do a dash swap. It just goes on and on . . .
My Formula had all options except power mirrors and the trunk popper. They were a "snap" to add in as both were plug and play. I don't think i would buy a Fiero (or any car for that matter) without AC. All the other options you can add in yourself without much of a hassle. (edit to add) well, not sure about the rear defrost, mine has it but i hear replacing the rear window is not a fun job. Other than that all the rest have the wireing just waiting for the option to be plugged in.
[This message has been edited by DLCLK87GT (edited 11-08-2013).]