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09-12-2004 10:14 PM
badqat
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Originally posted by FocusMang
Ive owned 2 Pontiac Fieros in my day and I can honestly say they were much quicker then the ZX3, handled better and overall a great autocross car (yes even the 4bangers).
Original poster has an SVT, not a garden variety ZX3. And the stock ZX3 is much, much quicker than the four banger Fiero. V6 versions, however, offer close to the acceleration of the SVT, and most, but not all, are a little faster than the ZX3.

The original model introduced in 1984 was based on, of all things to use for your mid-engine "supercar"*, the same platform as the Pontiac T1000 and Chevrolet Chevette, as well as various pieces from the Chevrolet Citation - the infamous X11 platform. In fact, many of the underlying parts for the Fiero were sourced directly from the Chevette program.

Most enthusiasts considered the 1984 Fiero a joke - in terms of both straight line ability and in the handling department. For it's time, it was a looker, but that's about all you can say. It was, in 1984, as revolutionary in terms of styling as the original Taurus was in 1986.

The 1985 addition of a V6 helped matters. The first "good" Fiero was the 1986.5 GT, and the "best" was the last model year, 1988, at least in terms of handling.

The absolute "best" handling for a stock Fiero was roadholding of 84g-.88g with stock rubber and a slalom speed of 63.4. And we're not talking 1984 here - we're talking the "Formula" Fiero from it's very last model year, which was the first and only Fiero with an independent suspension.

The SVT can do the same course at 68.4 mph.

A hugely deficient driver in an SVT might lose to a skilled driver in one of the four banger Fieros on an autocross course. But it would be driver error, because the Fiero just isn't a match for the SVT.

*GM never considered the Fiero as a "supercar" from it's inital start of work on the automobile in the late 1970s to the time it was introduced. Indeed, the Fiero was conceived and developed as a "perfect" economy commuter car in response to the energy crisises of the 1970s, not a sports car, and definately not a supercar.
09-12-2004 09:25 PM
2fast4u just do it,,,,,
09-12-2004 09:21 PM
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09-12-2004 01:23 PM
KoRnGtL15
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Originally posted by tunedfocuzx3
dude its an obvious excuse...just live with it. u lost to a prius hahahhaha
Blah. I knew someone was gonna say something like that hehe.... But, seriously it isnt an excuse... My car really was handicap..... I even posted a response in the prius thread.... I had this problem before, I even raced that pos thing LoL Ok...... Im not gonna respond anymore to this prius deal... Yall are never gonna let me live that one down anyways......
09-12-2004 03:55 AM
03Z_ex_Three I got a fiero for you to race. Its got a 350 in it, with racing suspension and z rated tires. Just drive here and I'm pretty sure the guy would take you up on the offer.
09-12-2004 02:58 AM
tunedfocuzx3 dude its an obvious excuse...just live with it. u lost to a prius hahahhaha
09-10-2004 09:03 PM
KoRnGtL15
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Originally posted by focus mike
it depends on if you can drive your car.

you might be up there with losing to a prius bwahaaaaaa
My belt was rubbing really bad. I had a bdr udp on. Put the stock back on. With a new belt. And no more slow revs. I also wanted my cold ac again. Living in cali. It sucks w/out it. So, Not trying to make an excuse or anything. It sure is night and day with it being fixed now. It moves now... Before it didnt want to do anything... And well. Thats when, I got owned by that prius......
09-09-2004 04:25 PM
FocusMang Ive owned 2 Pontiac Fieros in my day and I can honestly say they were much quicker then the ZX3, handled better and overall a great autocross car (yes even the 4bangers)

HOWEVER

No fiero has PS (unless its done custom) and its made more difficult to turn. They LOVE to break down a lot as well. And NO.....They ALL dont catch on fire.
09-09-2004 09:30 AM
jpickles Just race him and get it over with.
09-09-2004 09:06 AM
BlkZX3 Doesn't matter what kind of car you have for auto-x, I've seen a Ford ranger beat a modded WRX because it was the Subaru guy's first time.
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