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Old 05-19-2003, 09:03 PM   #1
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does anyone know anything bout these cars engine, performance, handling (etc.)

because i saw one in the paper for sale for like $2500 from 85 and i thought of buying it

any suggestions
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I don't believe it is worth that much. If you go to kill stories I totally stomped a fiero gt
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Its a $2500 death trap...I had a friend who had an 85 and it was a scary little car, fast...but freaky.

We have a member that dropped a 3800 into a Fiero

I spent $2500 on my car, so $2500 for an 85 Fiero is a bit high...IMHO
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I remember Fieros having problems with engine fires.
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don't buy it. It might be a good deal if it was $1,600 LESS! Those are bad for reliablility, and the engine dosen't produce that much hp. Save your money
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My teacher at my College bought a kit to put a 3800 engine in it. he put the SC SSEi engine out of a 96. Its fast as hell and it can jump the front off the ground a good 2 feet. If you were willing to MOD it like this I would say hell yes!
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If you're looking for a little car to mod, a Fiero can be a fun one to do it to. When my tranny went in my Olds I sold it to a friend, we pulled the engine(3.5 V6), turned it around and put it in his Fiero. A huge difference compared to the 2.6 it had! His brothers both have Fiero'*, one has a V8 and the other has a 3800 II,both of them scream.
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What size 8? because me and my buddy barely got the 3800II in it..... Oh wait yeah ours has a SC and when it shifts it almost hits the glass even though we moved the hatch back 2 or 3 inches. its a tight fit.
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I've seen fieros over the internet with sbc(small block chevy) engines. Still think it'* not worth it though. Save your money and invest into your bonnie.
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I don't remember but I do remember counting two additional spark plug wires than his brothers.

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I've seen fieros over the internet with sbc(small block chevy) engines. Still think it'* not worth it though. Save your money and invest into your bonnie.
I totally agree. Only buy the car if you need a second vehicle and more bills.
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