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Old 09-08-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Cocky Pontiac Fiero

This kid in my school drives a pontiac fiero and says he could kick my ass in the auto-x, i told him hes dreaming. He couldnt own me could he?


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Old 09-08-2004, 10:52 PM   #2
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it depends on if you can drive your car.

you might be up there with losing to a prius bwahaaaaaa
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
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Rwd + rear engine=balance
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:58 PM   #4
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why do you have to bring up the prius hahahaha..i think you would beat him if you know how to drive, especially with a SVT
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:01 PM   #5
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If your equal drivers he's got a good chance of beating you so just outdrive him.
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Depends as much on the kind of Fiero as it does the guy driving it. If it has a V6 then he's in the game, if it's the 4 cylinder, I wouldn't be as worried - the four-cylinder Fiero is really slow, no matter how well he can take turns the slowness of the car overall I think would kill him. My older sister used to have an 84 Fiero with the four-cylinder, it was crap. Oh, also the transmission if it's the four-speed manual was total crap and shifting troubles can slow you down on that one also.

The Fiero does have pretty good balance and a willingness to turn more easily than the Focus, because of the reason mentioned in the post above (mid-engined, low to the ground cars have what's called a "low polar moment of inertia") but that can work against you also as the car wants to keep turning and sometimes will spin out of control if you're not careful. I used to have an 86 MR2 which was Toyota's version of the Fiero and it does hold it's own against newer cars but if you slip up once and get a little careless you're toast. I spun out when I didn't mean to more times than I'd care to remember.
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As a matter of fact his is an 84 with a 4 cylinder. Im not too worried but he talks down my focus so much it pisses me off!
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As a matter of fact his is an 84 with a 4 cylinder. Im not too worried but he talks down my focus so much it pisses me off!
Haha, then check this out. I found it after a quick Google, and as best I can remember the numbers are pretty accurate (scroll down to the bottom for the 0-60, 1/4 mile and skidpad numbers):

http://www.supercars.net/cars/1984@$...ero%20SEx.html

Heh heh, print that out and then print out the numbers for an SVT Focus and see who's got the edge.

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Old 09-09-2004, 08:06 AM   #9
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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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Just race him and get it over with.
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