I was gonna say, it's an '80s GM so the interior is supposed to be like that! :lol2:One thing GM really needed to do was to put a decent-looking dash in those cars, but then, all GM's dashes of the era were cheap and ugly-looking.[/b]
Wow...free? Pretty cool!I had an '86 Fiero AM6, V6 4spd... I loved that car. A lady at a gas station gave it to me for free.[/b]
Nah...final year is a plus for the suspension changes. The headrest speakers were discontinued in '86...cost cutting.too bad its the final year... I know some of the early models had speakers IN the headrests [/b]
If I found a cheap '86-'87 GT.... h34r:GTP motor swap?! Haha[/b]
Yup, that's the one! Thanks again for the CarfaxAh so that's the car you had me checkin on for you. Man does it look clean for an 88! Nice find Jim B) Looking forward to more pics.[/b]
Nice! B) The Formula is my second favorite model behind the GT...it's a little bit lighter weight too with the notchback body.My grandpa has an '88 Formula, same color, same powertrain. Fun little car.[/b]
That's kind of an odd reason...the engines never really changed, and the V6 is essentially a plain old GM corporate 2.8 you could get in tons of other cars with a red intake manifold. The 4 cylinders had problems - the early ones were the ones that got the car it's "catching-on-fire" reputation in '84. The four wasn't really all that well suited to the car...it had a very low redline compared to what you'd expect and many of them were probably overrevved. If the engines were really the reason, it wouldn't be just an '88 problem. :dunno: There are so many theories on why it was discontinued...mostly lack of profitability and supposedly possible "competition" for buyers with the Corvette...and the plant it was built at was shut down during 1988. There's a book about it I'll have to pick up.When I worked at the GM Tech Center, I talked to one of the engineers that worked with the prototype Fieros. While I was fixing his computer (cira 1998), I asked him about his Fiero poster and mini-clay model that was in his cube. He told me worked on the project, but unfortunatly he said "We couldn't keep engines in the 1988's, so we stopped making them."
They are cool little cars, thats for sure. I always wondered why GM didn't make anything to replace it. The Geo Storm was somewhat of a replacement but the Storm wasn't a sports car. The closest thing they have now is the Pontiac Solstice.