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What year is this Fiero? by cam-a-lot
Started on: 07-26-2015 01:47 PM
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Report this Post07-26-2015 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-trav...hNavigationFlag=true

Advertised as an 88, but I doubt it based on the color and interior.

Wasn't gold an 86 only color?
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Report this Post07-26-2015 01:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's probably an 87 that's been repainted. It's got the 87-88 coupe bumper covers. Beechwood was an 88-only interior color, but this looks like the earlier brown color. I don't recall if it was still available in 87 or not. 86 coupes were bumper pad cars though.
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The rear bumper looks like an 87. In 88, the rear bumper had cut-outs for dual exhaust, whether the car had it or not. At least, that's how my 88 coupe came. (A Formula had the same rear bumper, but dual exhaust.)
If you could get the VIN, that would settle it.

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Report this Post07-26-2015 04:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
based on the repaint it's probably an 88 as advertised. The interior was probably swapped out as well.
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Report this Post07-26-2015 06:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So it might be original paint, but an 87. It seems some 87s were produced with gold paint as well (4119 is the count I've found).
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Gold was an 86 and 87 model year color. It wasn't offered in 88. Saddle tan was offered thru 87 then 88's got the option of Beechwood. The rear fascia exhaust cutouts as said would be a visual indicator.
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Originally posted by fierofool:

Gold was an 86 and 87 model year color. It wasn't offered in 88. Saddle tan was offered thru 87 then 88's got the option of Beechwood. The rear fascia exhaust cutouts as said would be a visual indicator.


Yep. No doubt its an 87.
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it looks like an 87 the interior is identical to my 86 (which is gold) but not to my 88 which is beechwood--the brown carpet is too dark for the 88 beechwood
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:


Yep. No doubt its an 87.


You have no way of knowing the true year of the chassis. Maybe it's an 88 with 87 body panels and interior.
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Report this Post07-28-2015 01:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Sometimes ya gotta wonder if people are brain dead. They advertise a car and other than the model, year (which is being debated) and color... nothing. No mention of the engine size, whether it's an automatic or a standard, mileage, etc. Morons.
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An engine bay shot is required to answer this question.
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Originally posted by Carcenomy:

An engine bay shot is required to answer this question.


Or a shot of the rear suspension.

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Originally posted by Patrick:
Sometimes ya gotta wonder if people are brain dead. They advertise a car and other than the model, year (which is being debated) and color... nothing. No mention of the engine size, whether it's an automatic or a standard, mileage, etc. Morons.


Well, the pictures at least show that it's an automatic Duke.

And yeah, the advertised year is almost certainly wrong, as everything about the car says it's an 87.
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Originally posted by dobey:

Well, the pictures at least show that it's an automatic Duke.


Sure, a Fiero geek can probably guess correctly if they can make out in the images that there's one set of exhaust tips sticking out the back, and realize that it's a shifter for an automatic sticking out of the console. Shouldn't be a need to do forensic work though to learn the basics about a car for sale.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

Sure, a Fiero geek can probably guess correctly if they can make out in the images that there's one set of exhaust tips sticking out the back, and realize that it's a shifter for an automatic sticking out of the console. Shouldn't be a need to do forensic work though to learn the basics about a car for sale.


Don't disagree.

On the other hand, people not looking specifically for a Fiero and who don't already know those things, are probably of the "eww, a Fiero death trap ready to burn to the ground" type of personality too. We all already know the reputation of these cars isn't what we'd prefer it to be. :-/
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Originally posted by Patrick:

Sometimes ya gotta wonder if people are brain dead. They advertise a car and other than the model, year (which is being debated) and color... nothing. No mention of the engine size, whether it's an automatic or a standard, mileage, etc. Morons.


And quite often, the listing is wrong anyway. You don't have to look very hard to find a car on Craigslist or Ebay which is listed as, say, an automatic, when its clearly not, or as a V6 when an engine bay shot shows its not. I don't mean just Fieros, either; almost any kind if car can fall prey to the "wrong info" ad. Like they say, it pays to be an informed buyer.

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Like they say, it pays to be an informed buyer.


And it would pay the vendor to have a couple of working brain cells. You'd think they'd want to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to learn all about their car that's for sale... unless they're trying to hide certain facts, like the car has 500,000 miles.
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Originally posted by Carcenomy:

An engine bay shot is required to answer this question.


A shot of the VIN number is the only definitive way to know.
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