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Old 04-13-2008, 05:35 PM   #31
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Wasn't the Fiero drive trail sourced from the Citation? They just turned it around for RWD? Citation was a good econo car at the time.
Something like that. I know they used the whole front engine cradle and suspension from a FWD car and bolted it to the rear for the fiero. it's even still got the tie rods on the wheel hubs albeit they bolt to the frame instead of a steering rack
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From what I've heard is that the rear end is derived from the Phoenix/Citation and the front is from a Chevette.

There were tons of 'generic' parts with the Fiero. The side mirrors are the same as a Firebird, as well as the door handles and headlamp motors. The 2.5L engine was as sophisticated as a boat anchor which was found in everything from Chevy Celebrities to Astro Vans. Even the 2.8L V6 option was the exact same as my dad's 1989 Pontiac 6000.

It was a great car though. Pop-culture 80s for sure. See? This is what happens when car companies are forced into selling cars in a market that's slumping. They make really innovative products that push the boundaries.
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They make really innovative products that push the boundaries.
...but don't realize it till they've cancelled the line already
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:14 PM   #34
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Two cars I always liked that were gas sippers but no longer built.
One was the Opel GT and the Saab Sonett III. My sister had the Sonett and it was a fun little car as long as you were under 6'.0 foot tall. Me being 6'4" my knee and the dash board were not a happy match.
The Sonett weighed in at a whopping 1800 lbs and had a Cd back in 1974 of
.32. It had 110 hp 2.0 liter ford V4.

How many remember these two.



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