Engine: 2.8L V6
Ext. Color: Red
Interior Color: Grey
Power Windows: Yes
Power Locks: Yes
Power Mirrors: Yes
Sun Roof: Yes
The first question that is asked is
why I joined NIFE. Well, I have always been a Pontiac fan. I
have owned almost all of the Pontiacs models through the
years except for a Fiero. I look forward to the gatherings
and the many events that NIFE offers. My Meet-A-Member will
not be as long as most others since I have recently joined
the club, but I can fill you in on more when I see you at a
local car show or cruise night.
I first heard about the Fiero back in
1984 through publications and TV, before they hit the
showroom. I really did not become interested in the Fiero
until I test drove a ’88 Formula. Unfortunately, at the
time, I could not buy one, so I had to
wait a few years until March 17, 2013.
I do not remember the exact amount I
paid, but it was somewhere between $3,000-$6,000. I
mentioned to my wife that I would like to buy a Fiero and
she said, “Go ahead”, but it would have to be an automatic
so she could also drive it. When my wife and I purchased the
Fiero, my quest for ownership was now complete. The Fiero
was the missing piece in my Pontiac puzzle and now the
puzzle is complete. I really have not put that many miles on
the GT since purchasing it; less than 200 so far.
With driving so few miles I have not
experienced any major issues with the GT except that the
battery will run low and I have replaced the inner manifold.
Besides replacing the inner manifold, I have replaced the
driver’s side seat cover with one that is a perfect match. I
plan on keeping the car stock.
So far the most memorable time I
have had driving the GT is when we participated in Pontiac
Night at the Cary, IL cruise night on Wednesday’s during the
summer. The GT got a lot of attention that night. Besides
the GT, I am the original owner to a ’06 Torrent Sport, the
first year Pontiac made a SUV. I would love to get my hands
on a ’72-’74 Trans Am. Having been manufactured by GM, my
Fiero GT has a 2.8L V6 engine, and plastic body panels, I
tell all the Corvette owners I see that, “The only thing
different between my car and theirs is 2 cylinders”. I
probably would not purchase another Fiero at this time since
I am still really enjoying my first Fiero.