I am not a follower of the Fiero and will confess my lack of knowledge. I am well aware of their history and understand that the GT is certainly the version to own.
This car was offered not too far away and due to the low mileage and reasonable price, it had to been investigated. Upon inspection, it looked good and ran good. I like the White and Silver color combination and found the interior to be in great condition.
One of my questions was regarding the intake manifold gasket. It turns out that just a few miles ago, the engine was running poorly, so the owner took the car to the dealership where he was once employed. They discovered a valve stem was bent and repairs were needed. This resulted in new head gaskets, new intake gasket and new valve cover gaskets. The coolant was flushed and replenished. These repairs helped me make the decision to purchase the car. The fact that the BFG Radial TAs were a year old and had fewer than 500 miles of use sealed the deal.
As I learned more about the car, I discovered that the air conditioning system had been converted to 134a Freon and that it blew cold air. I could see that the alternator and battery had recently been replaced. The original stereo had been replaced by a Kenwood system with jacks for USB and Ipod. A nice upgrade.
These improvements have made this low mileage car roadworthy and dependable. It is obvious that the mileage claim of 31, 426 is factual, although there is no documentation to support that. But the condition of the interior and the pedal pads made me feel confident. The odometer has six digits, so it isn’t like it has rolled over. Due to its age, this car is exempt from mileage disclosure and is sold as such.
This car has its original 2.8 liter V6 and automatic transmission. There is power steering and brakes. The engine bay and trunk area are both in great condition and display nothing to cause me concern.
There are nice creature features like power windows, locks and outside mirrors. The steering column tilts. There are convenience lights and a popup sunroof.
The interior is in great shape with the exception of the headliner. It is starting to sag and is degrading. The carpet and seats are wonderful. The original floor mats are present. The dash is not cracked or warped. All gauges and features work properly with exception of the parking brake. It needs to be adjusted.
The doors and engine compartment lock and unlock with the key. The original spare tire and jack look to have never been used. The original lug wrench is still new.
The body looks to have never been damaged. The paint looks great and shines nicely. There are some small chips and imperfections which have been touched up. The nose is not cracked or marred. The black paint of the luggage rack and engine vents is original and faded. The wheels are original and in good condition.
I am certain this car was a seasonal driver. Probably not very practical, but that may be why the mileage is so low. Now it can be used for fun and to show off. It is very reasonably priced and is ready to enjoy.
I am pleased to have taken the time to investigate and travel to see the car. It is in great condition and perfect for entry to the fun hobby of owning a collectible vehicle.