"5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

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"5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby DUCeditor » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:00 am

"5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" on today's (4/2/12) FoxNews website

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/03/ ... p=features

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Postby 124ADDHE » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:29 am

Thats excellent Don.

I loved my 1984 SE fiero for its comfort looks and ability to fit 5 drunken teenagers on the way to the party spot every friday and saturday night in the late 90's - and what a hotbox! It was slow, handled like crap and the old "iron duke" engine fails @ 100rpm past the 5500 rpm rev limiter (pistons become porous and rings break :oops: )

two of my best friends had 5.0's, boy i made fun of them but ultimately they were a lot of fun
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Re: "5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby maytag » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:46 am

I've owned #'s 1, 2 & 4 !!

I worked at a Pontiac dealer in the late 80's, and I remember watching the progression of the Fiero between '84 and '88. The article is spot-on, too. Just when they got it right..... shut-down. Allthough I seem to remember some pressure from Nader on that one, 'cuz we always compared it to the demise of the Corvair.

And the Fox-platform Mustang. I'm not a mustang-guy, the way some are. But I've owned 3 of them; a '67 289, a '89 GT Convert and a '98 GT. Of the three cars, only the Fox car (the '89) was what I would call a "good car". handled well, easy to modify. Competent drivetrain components. I eventually had a paxton supercharger on it that made my weekend blasts to Huntington Beach (a 14 hour drive!) lots of fun.

But of course, I keep coming "home" to the Fiat Spider. this is my 4th.
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Re: "5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby baltobernie » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:29 pm

Wasn't the V-6 Fiero the one that caught fire frequently?

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Postby Kent124 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:10 pm

baltobernie wrote:Wasn't the V-6 Fiero the one that caught fire frequently?

Yes by design. Marketing was debating what to call it. One camp wanted Fire-Oh-No; the other Fiery. Eventually upper management settled it by merging the names into Fiero.

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Re: "5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby Kent124 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:14 pm

Forgot to add two Fieros caught on fire at the test track before production. The rest is history :)

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Re: "5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby 124ADDHE » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:13 pm

i had the 4 banger and it was the wiring harness catching fire on my 4 banger, too close to exhaust, had to replace the whole wiring harness! The speakers in the seats were awesome and the v-6 cars were very fast!
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Re: "5 Collectible Cars for Under 5 Grand" Article

Postby joehorner » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:50 pm

Funny! This is the article that got me into my 1976 Fiat Spider 124. Glad I read it! Having a blast driving and working on it.
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