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Pick of the Day: 1984 Pontiac Fiero SE

Fiero with 21,062 miles on the odometer

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The Firebird will forever be known as one of America’s favorite muscle cars, but a lesser-known Pontiac sports coupe deserves a few moments in the spotlight as well.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1984 Pontiac Fiero SE listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Newark, Delaware. (Click the link to view the listing)

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1984 Pontiac Fiero SE

“I purchased the car from the original owner who took delivery in the fall of ’83,” the listing begins. “The car is exceptionally clean. Floors, seats, headliner 99% perfect.” Showing only 21,062 miles on the odometer, this Fiero looks fresh. Its iconic 1980s design language comes through strongly via pop-up headlights and directional cast aluminum wheels on newer BFGoodrich white-letter tires.

The mid-engined Fiero was engineered on the General Motors P-body platform and offered for model years 1984 through 1988. The car was exciting and unique compared to most of the other Pontiac offerings at the time, and it offered respectable fuel economy to accompany those sporty looks. The Fiero’s initial marketplace reception was warm, but sales tapered off toward the end of its five-year production run (just 26,000 units rolled off the line in 1988 compared to 136,000 in 1984).

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1984 Pontiac Fiero SE

This Fiero’s two-seat interior has unique patterned cloth upholstery as well as creature comforts like power windows, power door locks, and working air conditioning. The photos accompanying this listing show a cassette tape inserted into the deck, but we aren’t sure if that’s included with the sale.

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1984 Pontiac Fiero SE

Power comes from a mid-mounted “Iron Duke” 2.5-liter inline-four paired with a Muncie four-speed manual transmission. At only 92 horsepower, the four-cylinder didn’t deliver as much punch as most people expected from a car with such exotic looks. A 2.8-liter V6 came out in 1985 which gave the car slightly better performance credentials. However, most of the chassis’ architecture like the suspension, brakes, and tires were repurposed from other General Motors vehicles of the era, perhaps limiting the Fiero’s ability to set itself apart as a dedicated sports car.  

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“Iron Duke” 2.5-liter inline-four engine

Still, today the Fiero has its own niche among enthusiasts, and there are various clubs that embrace its unique style and engineering. Two of those are NIFE (Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts) and MAFOA (Mid Atlantic Fiero Owners Association).

The seller states, “Engine compartment is near new looking and under hood is in great shape. Drive it anywhere. This car is a 9 out of 10 all day,”

The asking price is $8,900 or best offer for this low-mileage Fiero.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

4 COMMENTS

  1. These are hilarious fun to drive. And later GT V6 models were quite the match for anything Fiat or Triumph might have produced. Excluding the TT120 Bonneville, of course. GM dropped a huge ball on the Fiero. Easy to modify, anvil reliable, and a V6 GT will accept a 3.8, supercharged 3.8, or the 4.0V8 from an Olds Aurora with their accompanying transaxles (albeit all GM autos). Now, as the Corvair, there are kits to put an LS motor in these. Yes!

    • Oh- what if you took this one, left the appearance stock, but put the rowdy turbo4 and manual from a Cobalt SS in the back? Hmmm.

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