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Wish I didn't buy a Fiero in good condition as a first car.. by copperhens
Started on: 02-27-2018 06:45 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I love my first Fiero and am never selling it, but it is in such great shape. No rust, low miles(54k!), new paint... but I should've picked out something a bit more junky that I would be daily driving around in all seasons all over the place. It kinda hurts putting miles on it, i know it's a car and it's meant to be driven but it still gets to me. I don't want to not drive it, I'd still take it to car shows, but back and forth to work seems to be a lot. :/

I have another Fiero I got a couple months after this one. It needs a lot of work before it can be driven, but it's more in daily driver condition(rustyish, beat up interior, 88k miles).

I actually haven't driven a Fiero since December because I was given a free winter beater. But as spring is coming near, I'm getting antsy. I'd like to fix up my beat up Fiero, but these darn things aren't cheap.

Sigh, just musing.
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Originally posted by copperhens:

Don't get me wrong...

Sigh, just musing.


Women!

Heh heh... just teasing you.

Actually, I'm in somewhat of a similar situation. Just over a year ago I bought a '98 JDM Subaru Impreza STi wagon. It's turbo-charged and has about twice the HP as my '88 Formula. Lots of power for autocross... and the fact that it's AWD, really good for icy/snowy weather. However, this 20 year old car is in such great shape that I don't want to drive it on salted roads and risk rotting it out... so I haven't.

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Originally posted by Patrick:

Women!

Heh heh... just teasing you.

Actually, I'm in somewhat of a similar situation. Just over a year ago I bought a '98 JDM Subaru Impreza STi wagon. It's turbo-charged and has about twice the HP as my '88 Formula. Lots of power for autocross... and the fact that it's AWD, really good for icy/snowy weather. However, this car is in such great shape that I don't want to drive it on salted roads and risk rotting it out... so I haven't.



Hahah, yeahh.

That does sound like a really sweet car. Least spring is kinda coming and you’ll hopefully be able to drive it more.

Also, I cringe when it’s bad weather it and my passengers are careless and get mud all over my interior.

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Report this Post02-28-2018 10:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gen2muchworkClick Here to Email gen2muchworkSend a Private Message to gen2muchworkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good fiero or crappy fiero, It's better to not have it out during pothole season.
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In Michigan that means never driving your Fiero. Around here pothole season is 12 months a year.

Congrats on finding the clean Fiero.

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Also, I cringe when it’s bad weather it and my passengers are careless and get mud all over my interior.


That or when they don't know how to get in and grab the seat bolster as if its a handle :| The two worst passenger mistakes
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Other than it being best to keep it off the salty roads of the cold season, so it doesn't rust away...
Drive it that's what they are for, enjoying.
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Report this Post03-02-2018 09:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This thread is turning into a Bash Michigan thing, but it's a fact that any car will be destroyed by year-round use in this state. I use the May 1 to November 1 rule and it has worked out well. Use the 'beater' and save the Fiero!

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Originally posted by Gall757:
This thread is turning into a Bash Michigan thing, but it's a fact that any car will be destroyed by year-round use in this state. I use the May 1 to November 1 rule and it has worked out well. Use the 'beater' and save the Fiero!


Yea, the combination of crappy roads and lots of salt will destroy any car that isn't carefully prepped and maintained. But I agree, my Fiero only gets driven during the nice weather (no snow/salt), May to November is a pretty good rule.

Jeep in the winter, Fiero in the summer, is a way to enjoy driving in Michigan year round.
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