Hi all! I just joined this forum, and the Fiero community, after purchasing my first Fiero. I remember this car from my childhood and always loved it. I thought I would share a quick story about how I came upon my car.
I lived next door to a guy for years never knowing that he had a car stored and covered in his one car garage. One day, he had taken it out to clean and wax it and it was like a flashback to the days when I saw these cars on the road! I didn't get to talk to him about the car that day, but later in the year it did come up over a neighborhood bonfire. As I shared stories about the cars that I had owned over the years, his wife half-jokingly asked if I wanted to buy a car. I had just sold a 1969 firebird and wasn't looking for a car at that time.
Recently, he had it out again for a drive and I was passing by him. I joked and asked him where he was taking MY car. He mentioned that he was thinking about selling it and if I was interested to let him know. So, some time later, I went over to actually get a close look at the car and find out more details.
It was a 1988 White Fiero Forumla. The original owner only had the car for a few years before selling it to my neighbors father. It was handed down and has been in their family since. My neighbor had the car for the past 17 years. The car has always been garaged for its entire life and was never driven in the rain or snow when it was in their family. The car has 57k original miles, never been in an accident and is completely original from the motor to the stock cassette tape player. All of the body panels have the VIN number stamped on them. It is very clean and in great shape! The only real issue is that the headliner is starting to sag in a few spots and one tail light has a small crack in it.
Hi IronGeek....interesting name..... Welcome to PFF and the Fiero craze ! Wow, did you start out on the right track. 88 is the year they ( Pontiac ) got the car right. Unfortunately, the same year they stopped making them. go figure. I have had quite a few Fiero's, and now my 88 Formula is here to stay. Has been for 18 years . This site is excellent for anything you'll want to know and any question you may have. Great informative helpful people on here. They've helped me out pleanty of times. I feel were part of a big Fiero family. Welcome aboard.....
Welcome aboard Jonathan, This is the place to be. We are here anytime you have any questions. The headliner is a fairly easy fix. Many have documented it here over the years. Just post a question or use the search for headliner, you will find many posts.
Before long you'll be adding mrmike's leather seats, swapping out the stereo for a Monsoon unit. Your Formula looks great, nice story, thanks for sharing.
Thanks everyone for the comments and welcoming attitude! I was able to take the car our for a nice long ride and I am amazed at how well it drives. When I first bought it, I had started thinking of all the different things I could do to the car... 3800sc motor, upgraded brakes, suspension, etc. Now, having been around that car for a bit, I may just leave it completely stock. There are fewer and fewer of these that haven't been modified and it is still a fun car to drive around. Time will tell for sure, but either way, I appreciate having this forum of knowledge and support - I am sure I will need it!
Nice car! But I am a sucker for white notchbacks..
Keep it stock! maybe some other wheels ( Soon I will be running 17"Lenso Eagle2's ) but it is a stunning car and this one will only increase in value if you have it modded in a way you can return it to stock without to much fuss.