Pontiac Fiero GT--D&M Motorsports Walk Around Review
Pontiac Fiero GT Video Review Presented by D&M Motorsports. The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The Fiero—meaning "proud" in Italian and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish—was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels were radical for its time. Alternative names considered for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, and Firebird XP. The Fiero 2M4 (2-seat, Mid-engine, 4-cylinder) was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor. 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five years. At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over performance, reliability and safety issues. Today however, compared to less adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult following as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies and electric conversions. Already selling the Corvette, General Motors management and accountants were opposed to investing in a second two-seater sports car. But in 1979, during the oil crisis, management saw a market opportunity for a fuel-efficient sporty commuter car, and design work on the Fiero commenced. To this end, it was fitted with a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L four-cylinder "Iron Duke" engine capable of 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) in the city and 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. These figures are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test-circuit results, published by Pontiac, and confirmed from multiple sources. It was impressive mileage for a 2.5-liter engine of the period, and still good by today's standards, but the three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg-US (7.4 L/100 km; 38 mpg-imp). With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero would appeal to a market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable. A mid-engine layout was chosen as a way to reduce both aerodynamic drag and vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency, and also for its handling, traction, and braking benefits. The sports car potential of the mid-engine layout was not fully realized when the Fiero debuted. In line with its market position, the tires, brakes, and some suspension components were carried over from other GM economy cars (like the Chevrolet Citation and Chevrolet Chevette) so the Fiero could be priced appropriately. As a result, the handling and cornering abilities of the initial Fiero were merely on par with other contemporary sporty coupes (Road & Track 1985). The public had high expectations for the Fiero with its mid-engine layout and futuristic styling, which resembles more exotic mid-engine sports cars costing much more. While initially garnering good reviews for its handling (Motor Trend 1984), the Fiero soon received disappointing reviews, as the automotive critics expected higher performance from a mid-engine two-seater. Despite the critical press, the Fiero sold extremely well and Pontiac operated three shifts at the factory during 1984, and could not keep up with initial demand. The sharing of suspension components with other GM cars meant the rear suspension and powertrain was almost identical to that of the Chevrolet Citation and Pontiac Phoenix; the Fiero even included rear tie rod ends attached to a "steering knuckle", although these were hard-mounted to the engine cradle and only used for maintaining the rear tire alignment. The front suspension was derived from the Chevrolet Chevette, and Chevette enthusiasts found that they could upgrade their undersized front brakes and rotors using Fiero parts. By 1985, the oil crisis was a thing of the past and demand developed for a Fiero having more engine power and better sports car performance. Pontiac responded by introducing the GT model which included upgraded suspension tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 horsepower (32 kW) more than the base four-cylinder. In 1986, the GT model was restyled to look even more sleek.
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 6,xxx Original Miles Mint Condition
I thought you might like a look at this super clean 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT. It only has about 6,xxx original miles and it basically looks brand new. It definitely is an attention grabber in that red. It's powered by a 2.8 V6, backed by a 3 spd automatic. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for watching! Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO This 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT has a 2.8 Liter Fuel Injected V6, 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, 6,XXX Original Mile Car w/ Documentation from New! Copy of Original Window Sticker, Rear Spoiler, Body Side Moldings, 120 MPH Speedometer, 6,500 RPM Tach, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Power Locks, Power Lumbar & Bolsters, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, AM/FM/Tape Stereo, Glass Pop Up Moon Roof, 15" Gold Diamond Spoke Wheels w/ 4 Wheel Vented Disc Brakes, Original Space Saver Spare & Jack, Still Smells New Inside! 1 of Only 6,849 GT's Produced. The first background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3
1987 Dodge Ram Charger 4x4 CLEAN Blazer Bronco Ramcharger SUV Youngtimer 1986 build
Ram Charger SUV 4x4 or Maybe Ramcharger ? Call it either http://www.1ownercarguy.com This is a Beautiful truck. I think Black is the rarest color tp see in these Ram Chargers I always seem to see lighter colors in them etc. This is a very nice SUV and looks Great with these wheels i think they are factory wheels but am not sure. Make sure and check out my other videos I have over 680 of them on here and have lots of 1 & 2 Owner cars trucks and SUV's Mostly EURO Classic and Muscle cars. also if you Subscribe you will see these Awesome Vehicles before anyone. Thanks for watching and please call me anytime Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406 544 6919 If you see something You like on My channel Call Me It is For Sale I dont have as many Car reviews as the Big Guys or Reviewers. But I buy and tinker and Invest in ALL of the cars on my channel besides a random one I may see on a Small street..;-) Make sure and Subscribe I have a Massive amount of Classic EURO and Muscle cars on here and I sell them Cheap! Also on my channel you will find Videos of REAL Cereal Marshmallows The Automotive world is not the only are i LOVE You will see a wide Variety of Cool Videos on My Channel Cheers Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy http://www.1ownercarguy.com http://www.Cerealmarshmallows.com http://www.facebook.com/cerealmarshmallows http://www.Nathanwratislaw.com Make sure and SUBSCRIBE on Facebook and Linkedin I will put links Below I post Lots of Pictures and Updates & Things I cannot do here on Youtube so your missing out..;-) Cheers! From Wikipedia The Dodge Ramcharger is a large sport utility vehicle built by Dodge from 1974 to 1993 (and 1999 to 2001 in Mexico), and based on a shortened-wheelbase version of the Dodge D Series/Ram pickup truck chassis. A Plymouth version, named the Trailduster and offered from 1974 to 1981, was Plymouth's only SUV. The Ramcharger was primarily produced as a full-time four wheel drive vehicle, although a two wheel drive version was available starting in 1975. During development, it was known as the "Rhino". 1974 through 1980 models have a removable hard top, although dealer-installed soft tops were available. The first year model differs from the others in that its door pillars are attached to a removable roof. Like many vehicles, the Ramcharger was used in rallying, although its use was very limited. It did have some success, as demonstrated by achieving first place at Sno*Drift in 1975. In 1978 and 1979 the 360 CID's horsepower was bumped up to 195 horsepower (145 kW). 1978 was the last year for the 440 CID, which by then only put out 215 horsepower (160 kW). The vehicle was usually powered by a Chrysler LA engine, the most common being the 318 cu in (5.2 L) V8. Optional was the 360 cu in (5.9 L) V8 and even big-block B series 400 cu in (6.6 L) V8 and RB 440 cu in (7.2 L) V8 were offered in the early years. Initially a normally aspirated carburetor, in 1988 the 318 gained throttle-body fuel injection with the 360 following in 1989. Power output for the TBI 318 was 230 horsepower (170 kW) and 280 lb (130 kg)-ft of torque. The TBI 360 had 240 hp (180 kW) and 283 to 295 lb·ft (400 N·m). In 1992 the multiport fuel injected Magnum 318 was the standard engine while the LA 360 with TBI was still offered. In 1993 the Magnum 360 replaced the LA engine version. Many manual transmissions were offered throughout the years, starting with the A-230 three-speed and ending with the A-535 five-speed in 1992. The NP435 "granny gear" 4 speed was the most common in 4WD models, as well as the close ratio version, the NP445. In 1988 the clutch was converted from a mechanical linkage to a hydraulic system. Automatic transmission models had the Chrysler Loadflite TF-727A or B until, in 1991, it was replaced with the A-500/A-518 four-speed. Axles were Dana 44 front and 9¼" rear. Full time 4WD models (1973--1979) were equipped with the full time version of the Dana 44 that had no provision for locking hubs and had a front wheel bearing design with a somewhat dubious reputation. In 1980 when the part time 4WD system was introduced, the front Dana 44 was equipped with a more conventional front wheel bearing design and automatic locking hubs. Late in the 1984 model year the Dana 44 was switched to a CAD (Center Axle Disconnect) version. The CAD Dana 44 was vacuum actuated by a switch on the transfer case and powered by engine vacuum. The CAD Dana 44 was carried on until the end of Ramcharger production in 1993. Users often ran into problems with the CAD system. The vacuum switch on the transfer case would occasionally fail and either leave the CAD engaged or not engage the CAD at all. Limited slip differentials were available for the 9¼" rear axle. It should also be noted that the full time 4WD versions used a 5 on 4½" wheel bolt circle and the part time models used a 5 on 5½" bolt circle
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT LS1 5 Speed Cruisin The Coast 2014
A 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT that has has a LS1 and 5 speed Transmission stuffed in it...yet it looks stock!...A total sleeper..And totally cool!!..Check it out!!..Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of the awesome videos I post daily!!! Buy the latest ScottieDTV gear at http://www.etmotorgear.com/category_s/1870.htm Check it out!