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Posted By: John Kuvakas Moderator
Posted On: Sunday May 17, 2020 at 8:02 PM
 
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Pontiac finally reworked the suspension, got it right, then they quit making it.
The suspension they put under the '88 model was the one originally designed for the car but sidelined to keep expenses down. That car was a great car with handling more like a true mid-engined sports car than the original version which used a mix of Chevette/T1000 and Phoenix suspension bits.

Pontiac had planned a DOHC engine for '90 and there was talk of a turbo as well. If they had started out with a more powerful engine and a better suspension, the car might have survived. As it was, the improvements were too late. All along, Chevy was having a fit over whether the Fiero would compete with the Corvette.

Here's what Pontiac was thinking for 1989-90 with the better engine:

Who knows? his might have rekindled the performance fire at Pontiac and saved the entire brand!

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Message thread:

car model AC 3000 ME by Rand Anderson #48297
A company called K&R Replicas made one in 1:43. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #48297.1Moderator
picture of the 1:1 by David Holcombe #48297.2
Looks too much like a Ferrari. They would have been sued if the Fiero looked like that. by Robert Bolin #48297.2.1
Pontiac finally reworked the suspension, got it right, then they quit making it. by John Kuvakas #48297.2.1.1Moderator
I would have replaced my 87 SE 2M6 with that in a heartbeat. by Robert Bolin #48297.2.1.1.1
BOLIN..still have your Fiero ??? (EOM) by Rand Anderson #48297.2.1.1.1.1
The Pontiac Fiero was a great idea, ‘til the bean counters ruined the concept. by Dan Vincent #48297.3




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