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Help, Fiero down! Time for a replacement? by Solunar
Started on: 07-06-2014 12:28 PM
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Report this Post07-06-2014 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SolunarClick Here to Email SolunarSend a Private Message to SolunarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I make my sad debut about two years after things would have been really great. I bought a 5-spd '88 GT from my friend's father on Nov 2, 2011. They had kept it in the family for several years and I knew what to look forward to -- modified 3.1L engine, Viper alarm system, custom sound designed by "Fiero Jon" in New Jersey, the nines. Unfortunately, on the fateful day of Jan 26, 2012 (less than three months of owning it) a college student decided to take a swerve into a lane of oncoming traffic instead of yielding resulting in the death of my little funmobile. I hadn't much money to buy it to begin with and much less to even consider repairs.

Fast forward to Jan 2014. I now have received my accident settlement for injuries to car and person. That Fiero itch is creeping back in and I know I'll never have the same specifics or luck as with my first find but am wondering if it's a good time to start anew again. I now reside in Minnesota and have the course of the summer to play around with some options but would like to know if anyone has some suggestions or offerings to point me in the right direction.

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Report this Post07-06-2014 02:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome! Check the mall here for Fieros being sold all the time. Many of them already converted, with many options. As far as the car in the accident, bang it out and go!
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Report this Post07-06-2014 03:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SolunarClick Here to Email SolunarSend a Private Message to SolunarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Gosh I wish I could, surprisingly I would actually have the funds now but at the time there was no way I could hold onto a totalled car for a project, move across the country, and afford a replacement at the same time. Time to move forward -- I found a few online as well as at the mall. Budget isn't huge but should be around the $4500 range for starters.
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Report this Post07-06-2014 03:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That was a nice car. It didn't look too bad. Did it get repaired? I'm curious what happened to it. Hope it wasn't crushed.
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Report this Post07-06-2014 03:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Solunar:

Gosh I wish I could, surprisingly I would actually have the funds now but at the time there was no way I could hold onto a totalled car for a project, move across the country, and afford a replacement at the same time. Time to move forward -- I found a few online as well as at the mall. Budget isn't huge but should be around the $4500 range for starters.


You should reel in a very nice Fiero at that price.

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Report this Post07-06-2014 03:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There are a few on Craigslist. Local dealer has one but wants a lot of money for it: http://minneapolis.craigsli.../ctd/4539719251.html

If you want an 88 GT it may take a little more time to find one, they only made 6800 of them. I had to drive to Iola Wisconsin 3 1/2 hours 1 way to find mine.

87 on CL in Ellsworth WI : http://minneapolis.craigsli.../cto/4499591840.html
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Report this Post07-06-2014 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dcarrdSend a Private Message to dcarrdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
theres a FL car selling for that kind of money in the mall. you'll have to come up with travel money but its prolly rust free.
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Report this Post07-06-2014 08:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DotrenrewClick Here to visit Dotrenrew's HomePageClick Here to Email DotrenrewSend a Private Message to DotrenrewEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is an 88 GT in Saginaw Mi. I don't know anything about it, but the $2,500 price tag got my attention.

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/4547178154.html

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Report this Post07-06-2014 09:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I wouldn't buy one with the 3 speed automatic because of the high rpm at highway speeds and the performance limitations
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Report this Post07-06-2014 10:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I love my auto. No shifting and holding my girls hand....priceless!
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Report this Post07-06-2014 10:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MstangsBwareClick Here to Email MstangsBwareSend a Private Message to MstangsBwareEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am selling an 88 Formula with a DOHC/Getrag swap....Low miles on car itself and very low miles on engine. Car sits on Held aftermarket suspension from and back. Only down side is the car is an AC delete car....

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Originally posted by Solunar:
I now reside in Minnesota and have the course of the summer to play around with some options but would like to know if anyone has some suggestions or offerings to point me in the right direction.


If you would like to meet some AMAZING Fiero owners, we are all getting together for the 5th Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show in Frazee MN the 24th~27th of July. This is a perfect way to have a look at around 75 Fiero's. Many stock, many highly modified.

Being you are just west of the Twin Cities, you can meet up with a caravan of Fiero's driving from the cities both on Thursday & Friday. You can read more about the car show here. For full information on the Car Show's beginnings, check out TylersToy.com The thread, where you can join the conversation on when and where to meet, check out the thread here.

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Report this Post07-07-2014 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SolunarClick Here to Email SolunarSend a Private Message to SolunarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've got my eye over on one of the Fiero's in the Mall, as suggested. Just waiting for a reply back...

For Sale
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Originally posted by Solunar:

I've got my eye over on one of the Fiero's in the Mall, as suggested. Just waiting for a reply back...

For Sale


I can call Chuck and see if it is ok to give you his phone number to call him directly. That or PM me you number, and I will call Chuck with it, and have him call you.

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