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1985 Pontiac Fiero Sport Coupe Walkaround + Update

I walk around my (grandfather's) 1985 Pontiac Fiero Sport Coupe that we moved from it's "resting place" to where it is in the video. This is mainly to show my friends this beautiful car, and to show the amount of work that I am going to have to put into the car from 15 years of neglect. The odometer shows 56, 841 Miles, which for a 25 year old car is great, but it hasn't been driven all those 25 years. It was last driven for a week in 1995, and has been sitting ever since. -UPDATE- Okay so here's the update! Sometime after I did this video, my grandfather and I pulled the car onto the paved driveway and parking pad in front of the house. When we moved it, we found that the brake calipers had seized up again, so we kinda ended up dragging it rather than pulling it. We looked at the frame of the car with it on paved surface. The rear of the frame is in terrible rusted shape with many holes, so we may not be able to use the whole car. As much as I want to see this particular car working again, I just don't think that this can be done. The engine would probably have to be rebuilt from not having fluids drained. We can however find another 85 model (would prefer to keep it an 85) and swap the body panels between the two cars. But, with me being unemployed, doing anything with this car is far from the first thing on my mind. Since then, the car has been moved twice more, and it now sits next to where it was in this video. http://www.flickr.com/photos/egsalms/sets/72157623985823859/


 


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This is one of the original crash test videos for the Pontiac Fiero. In this video, dummies were restrained with the factory seatbelts. "Fieros are deathtraps!" Not hardly...... Many people think that the Pontiac Fiero is an unsafe vehicle due to its small size. It turns out that the Fiero was the safest vehicle ever tested by the NHTSA without airbags. It was the second safest vehicle on the road in 1985, second to the Volvo DL Wagon. The DL had airbags. Even by today's standards, the Fiero still rivals many newer vehicles on the road today. The methods of testing are exactly the same in 2010 as they were back in 1979 when NHTSA began testing cars. Cars are tested by impacting a solid barrier at 35 MPH. The Fiero received a 5 star crash rating for both driver and passenger. A 5-star rating means a 10% or lower chance of serious injury. So 5-star means the same now as it meant 25 years ago. Here are a few comparisons: 1984 Pontiac Fiero Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover***** Head Injury Criterion: 356.5/308.6 Chest Deceleration (G): 30.9/29.9 Femur Load 840/800 800/740 2003 Cadillac Deville Driver * Passenger *** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 826/507 Chest Deceleration (G): 75/58 Femur Load: 825/1297 875/848 2007 Buick Lacrosse Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 374/259 Chest Deceleration (G): 43/42 Femur Load: 1099/1112 909/405 2009 Ford Focus Driver ***** Passenger ***** Rollover **** Head Injury Criterion: 521/389 Chest Deceleration (G): 40/40 Femur Load: 1133/1652 1138/968 As you can see, the 1980s Pontiac is still one of the safer cars on the road today. The Fiero is as good as or better than many of today's vehicles that have airbags. The Fiero is also very stable. The Fiero received a Static Stability Factor, or Rollover Resistance rating, of 1.47. This equates to a 5-star rollover rating. Even if you are unfortunate enough to get into a rollover accident, the Fiero excels in safety once again with its incredibly strong roof structure. According to the NHTSA, the Fiero was tested by inverted drop and roof crush testing. In the inverted drop test, the Fiero, along with cars like the Ford F150 and Plymouth Laser were turned over and dropped on their roofs. The Fiero scored best with 8.3 cm crush on the a-pillar and 3.8 cm on the B-pillar. The Ford F-150 had the worst rating with 42.5cm crush on a-pillar and 40.6cm on the B-pillar. The Plymouth Laser actually had a slightly better rating than Fiero for B pillar with 3.2cm crush. In another publication, NHTSA tested cars roofs by crushing them with a steel plate and hydraulic ram. In the example given, the Chevrolet S10 had the worst rating with 5320 lbs roof strength, while the Fiero has the highest rating with 9909 lbs of roof strength. This equates to 3.53 roof strength to weight ratio, complying with even the most recent roof strength requirement of 3.00:1 strength ratio. It is kind of funny how the Pontiac Fiero is still meeting many of the most modern crash test requirements without even frontal airbags..... Now for Death rate. Death rate is a number given to cars to reflect the likelihood of death in any particular vehicle. The Fiero, along with Camaros and Firebirds, happen to have a very high death rate. A high death rate doesn't mean the car is unsafe, it just means that this type of car is going to be driven faster and more recklessly, increasing the chance of an accident, which in turn, increases the chance of serious injury or death. If you hit a concrete wall at 80MPH with no seatbelts on, I don't care what car you are in, you will be killed. The human body just simply cannot take that kind of G load and people need to stop driving like idiots. Please comment. I would like to see your reaction to this and hear some of your crash stories. Please drive responsibly. Thanks GammaRays134 SOURCES Video courtesy of NHTSA, NCAP and Calspan Crash Testing Center. Other vehicle data from http://www.safercar.gov Fiero crash test data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/database/aspx/vehdb/queryvehicle.aspx Fiero frontal crush data from http://www.nhtsa.org/DOT/NHTSA/NRD/Multimedia/PDFs/Crashworthiness/Air%20Ba gs/FMVSS_208_II.pdf Fiero Static Stability Factor data from http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/809868/images/SSFTrend%20fi nal.pdf Fiero Death rate data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809004.PDF Fiero Roof Crush data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv19/05-0146-W.pdf and http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/publications/1998/pdf/Roof_Cr ush.pdf. http://www.safecarguide.com/mak/pontiac/idx.htm http://home.xnet.com/~paulv/techtips.htm#FIERO SAFETY http://members.fortunecity.com/lowkey88/crashtest.htm http://members.fortunecity.com/lowkey88/crashtest2.htm





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