GM’s original mid-engine sports car, the much-improved, V6-powered Fiero GT – Bob Golfen

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The Pick of the Day is a later model of the maligned coupe, when it finally got its act together

Much-improved, V6-powered Fiero GT

The story of the Pontiac Fiero is often told as an example of squandered opportunity, that of a cool-looking mid-engine sports coupe – a first for a U.S. manufacturer – that arrived at the perfect moment but which failed to deliver the goods.

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Although there was much initial hoopla and decent sales at the outset, Fiero was quickly faulted for modest performance from its inline-4 and rudimentary suspension, which went against its racy looks.  Those early cars also developed a reputation for bursting into flames because of fuel leaks, a particularly nasty habit since the plastic-composite body fed the resulting blaze

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Much-improved, V6-powered Fiero GT

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