Originally posted by TXOPIE: "HATE" is such a strong word. There are a few things that are annoying or just a pain...which many have been listed above....and can be corrected as we see here every day by our members. But the one thing I would change and have not worked on a mod to do it YET, is the E-BRAKE placement. I grew up using my e-brake and I don't mean for parking ...and at least for me...that is impossible to do with the Fiero e-brake's placement.
Some of the body styles of vettes have the park brake in the same spot.
Draws too much attention in traffic. While I realize this is sort of a good thing, far to many accidents have occurred very close to me.
^ Why good Fiero drivers are also experts in accident avoidance ^ ... Great for your car... Not so great when you pull a 360 in between lanes to avoid getting hit simultaneously by two jackasses that cut you off from opposing directions, saving the life of the girl you're out on a first date with.... Yep never saw that chick again.
Pathetic suspension and brakes for a so-called sports car.....
But a lot of fun nonetheless...!!!
I seriously considered the new 2014 Porsche Cayman recently. I mulled it over many times in my head, and then came to the conclusion that my old shitbox Fiero is fun just the way it is...if I can ever get proper engine and transmission mounts, that is
List of things that annoy me most about stock Fieros:
Too heavy Drop throttle oversteer not easy Battery tray Alternator squealing, no tensioner and hard to get to it to tighten. Clunky slow shifting, not a big fan of the clutch setup. No overdrive in my 84' auto Luggage racks Wavy distorted look to almost every GT rear fascia I've seen. Where it bolts/screws in under the rear clip. Blue dingy thingy Headlight doors flip up if you go too fast Flimsy door handles and door lock. They last but feel.. weak. I like that solid feel to my cars when I open/close them. 4 x 10" speakers suck. Would have rather seen a round speaker in the dash/doors/pillars. I will say I like the seat speakers and the sub though, not too bad for the 80's. Brakes on 84-87 suck.. I think they're terrible. Bad blind spots, especially on fastbacks with spoilers. You can lose a semi from all that clutter. Very restricted air intakes on the V6's.. very poorly designed.
The only thing that pisses me off are other people, & their ignorant comments. I never got crap for dumping money into my Chevy Trailblazer... & that thing was a pile! But the Fiero? Oh, that's just idiotic.
Die in a fire.
Damn it. No, I don't mean that the care will catch on fire... arg, just go away...