In 1988 Pontiac released the final version of their ferocious mid-engined “sports” car with a suspension not designed by Lotus (a myth frequently espoused, and thoroughly debunked). It continued the same excitement produced by previous iterations of the plastic body on frame Fieros…but as my momma always said: If you don’t have anything nice to say, start writing your own automotive blog. Find this 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT V8 here on eBay offered for $8,500 in Huntington Station, NY with 4 days to go.
Oddly enough, this Fiero has quite a few positive points going for it — first it is being sold by its original owner (technically his son-in-law is selling it) and it looks good cosmetically. The seller claims in the Q/A section that he is a body shop owner, and if the paint looks good in person, this could represent a large chunk of the “other guy’s money.”
Under the hood is a Cadillac Northstar V8 mated to a 4T80E automatic transmission borrowed from a front-drive Cadillac. Power ratings of the transverse Northstar V8, available in everything from the Eldorado to the Allante, vary from 270 to 300 horsepower depending on year and model.
The Fiero driving experience is interesting with a torquey engine swap and an automatic. You sit low in the car, a few inches off the pavement. For a sporty mid-engined car, they cruise surprisingly well. Kind of feels like a widened MR2 on Xanax, but not in a bad way.
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