PONTIAC FIERO - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed


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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media   2 months back

    So did this episode change your mind at all on the Fiero? Is it under-rated? Over-rated? Still a fire hazard? Let me know! If you've owned one, I want to hear about it! If you want one now...I wanna hear about it!

    • Robert Garrison
      Robert Garrison  4 days back

      Come on! Do the regal!!!

    • mrski
      mrski  2 weeks back

      @Gordon Rogers the new Corvette

    • mrski
      mrski  2 weeks back

      Didn't change my mind, always loved it! Own a 87 GT. 20% catching fire is incorrect > Of the total production of Pontiac Fiero of 370,168,[1] 135 (.036%) of them were reported to have had engine fires according to NHTSA and Pontiac who kept a tally. Haters will always hate, but it makes no difference. The car has a huge following. And back in it's day it set new standards and was ground braking.

    • Sam's World
      Sam's World  2 weeks back

      @Gordon Rogers corvette

    • Paul Reed
      Paul Reed  4 weeks back

      This story is exactly why GM has always been a shitty corporation. They are always shooting themselves in the foot by halfassing their products. They keep doing this with nearly everything they build.

  • AntYep
    AntYep  13 hours back

    Yaaas.... thank you 🙏

    • taketimeout2
      taketimeout2  22 hours back

      Check out the Matra Murena, people. I think you may see something which Hulki was trying to emulate. Maybe even copy. That came out in 82 but like the Fiero never got the engine it deserved. You can pick them up real cheap too.
      I promise you will like what you see and can afford it too. And yes, its got PUHppies too.

      • DanielSangster
        DanielSangster  1 days back

        I have a silver 84 SE automatic and it’s a great little car that has its quirks. I think the reason why I love it so much is because it’s such a little underdog that had a lot going against it from GM. It’s special.

        • Al Garcia
          Al Garcia  2 days back

          For some reason, I want pop, pop, pop, and down headlights.

          • Arne Jahr
            Arne Jahr  2 days back

            It was actuly desing by chevy but dave holls head of styling at the time canceld it because of center of gravity causes roleovers. Pontiac wanted it . An it became a internal fight. Dave holls finaly gave in an washd his hands of it

            • Augustine Capote
              Augustine Capote  2 days back


              • Useless videos
                Useless videos  3 days back

                50 *MPG* !!!!!!!!

                • Hayden Quakenbush
                  Hayden Quakenbush  3 days back

                  My dad's name is Dwayne, and he had a fiero when I was little. Lol

                  • jim shaw
                    jim shaw  4 days back

                    been a fiero nut ever since I bought my first one in 87,, have had one ever since! great vid

                    • Heroic Vandal
                      Heroic Vandal  4 days back

                      This one video has convinced me into getting a 1988 Fiero GT fastback for my first car...

                      • richard tuazon
                        richard tuazon  4 days back

                        im here because of marshall eriksen from HIMYM.

                        • xXITZrawXx17
                          xXITZrawXx17  5 days back

                          Pontiac Fiero: I'm the most 80s car

                          Buick Regal: am I a joke to you?

                        • Venom Vaping
                          Venom Vaping  5 days back

                          You get a thumbs up and a comment just for the head light song lmao. That was just to great

                          • sevan grigoryan
                            sevan grigoryan  5 days back

                            0:24 no wonder they called it the fiero

                            • mneville59
                              mneville59  6 days back

                              Please make a Firebird video :((( they have pop up headlights :)

                              • notrulo6000 [pls no stab]

                                7:38 could you say that they were...

                                * sips mtn dew *

                                *on fiero?*

                                • Nintation Playstendo
                                  Nintation Playstendo  1 weeks back

                                  My paternal grandmother used to LOVE Fieros.

                                  • Ganjar Puji Widodo
                                    Ganjar Puji Widodo  1 weeks back


                                    You can have it ! thank me later

                                    • Daymond Steer
                                      Daymond Steer  1 weeks back

                                      A guy I used to work with had one and every once in awhile he’d ask us to support the Fiero Club. At the time I had no idea why he was so into that car.

                                      • george p
                                        george p  1 weeks back

                                        Can you do everything you need to know on a Mercury cougar XR7 LOL... Seriously

                                        • Rodrigo Soriano
                                          Rodrigo Soriano  1 weeks back

                                          Why we got Fiero and not Firebird from Donut Media?

                                          • Cammi Rosanov
                                            Cammi Rosanov  2 weeks back

                                            Several errors in this episode... (This is a long post, from the owner of an '84 Fiero SE, post-recall car, and a Pontiac lover in general.)

                                            1- "something called .. 'Plastic.." Nah. The body panels were made of two different materials dependent on where it was located. The rigid panels such as the roof, rear quarters, upper front fenders and decklids were glass-reinforced S.M.C. (Sheet Molded Compound) ((Essentially a fancy type of fiberglass))and the softer bits around the front-clip and lower door-skins, lower front fenders, etc were R.I.M. (Reaction Injection Molded) Urethane.

                                            2- The rear sub-assembly was was not flipped backwards. It was moved to a rear position. When standing facing the engine from the rear, it appeared backwards due to the fact you were seeing it from the rear rather than the front. It was the front-wheel-drive sub-assembly of the Phoenix / J-2000 / Citation (G.M. "X" chassis) intact, minus steering. In the front-wd configuration, the trans was on the drivers' side. In the Fiero's Rear wd configuration, the trans was on the drivers' side. Thus, Not "flipped".

                                            3- The fires. 20% is extremely exaggerated. It was closer to ONE % of only the 84's. And the oil-pan was not the only culprit. There were several unforeseen issues that caused the fires INCLUDING a human factor. There was a bad batch of con-rods that could snap under high revs. There was an issue with the coolant-fill procedure which led to air-pockets in the system, resulting what initially appeared to be a full system, but due to the air-pockets, was not full, and caused overheating. The placement of the catalytic-converter was a factor. And finally, The human factor.. Drivers forgot they were driving a Sporty-looking car, with good handling, and an economy car engine. Some drivers whooped the living hell out of the dukes. The whoopin's did nothing to help the coolant issue, and the hot engines were over-revved, snapping a con-rod, blasting it through the block, spraying hot oil and coolant on the cat-converter.. Poof. Fire. (Which started in the REAR of the car, NOT the front, as one clip in this video showed.)

                                            The recall repairs included a new dipstick that reflected a proper reading. An updated, and specific coolant fill procedure to prevent air-pockets.
                                            New, better con-rods. as well as an updated manual that contained all of the necessary info, and a plate identifying the car as being recalled and refitted.

                                            4- What killed the Fiero? Well the recall did indeed hurt it pretty badly. And sales did dip. But Fiero was well poised for a major comeback! But one thing few want to talk about, and G.M. wanted to keep hushed-up, was that the prototype for a potential 90's model Fiero was put on the test-track. It beat the performance figures of the Corvette, and Chevy pitched a walleyed fit! Something about not having the flagship sports car being outdone by a subsidiaries' 6-banger. So the big-wigs said "Kill it the beast while its wounded! Smash that prototype!" And thus, the Fiero was ended. Most of the '89 prototypes were also sent to the crusher, but some did survive. Some of the the body-shapes of the '89 were adapted for the new Firebird.

                                            • Nathan Fitchette
                                              Nathan Fitchette  2 weeks back

                                              The “pop up headlights” song killed me. Kudos to the editor.

                                              • randy scott
                                                randy scott  2 weeks back

                                                Girls car .

                                                • Stan Smith
                                                  Stan Smith  2 weeks back

                                                  I was rear ended at high speed by a 1997 Cavalier in my '85 Fiero. I walked away and the Fiero could still drive. The Cav was totaled! Therefore, I believe it has a good and strong frame.

                                                  • DanielSangster
                                                    DanielSangster  15 hours back

                                                    It was actually awarded the second safest car in 84 right behind a Volvo. The space frame is very strong and safe. Like a mini tank

                                                • Justin Bertrand
                                                  Justin Bertrand  2 weeks back

                                                  Love it! Pop up headlights!!!!

                                                  • Matthew Gerwin
                                                    Matthew Gerwin  2 weeks back

                                                    So does this car come with pop up and down headlights?🤔😆

                                                    • superreverbfreak
                                                      superreverbfreak  2 weeks back

                                                      Second car is owned in 98 and yes it caught on fire

                                                      • Creeperboy and friends
                                                        Creeperboy and friends  2 weeks back

                                                        American MR2?

                                                        • Jared Wiens
                                                          Jared Wiens  2 weeks back

                                                          I might buy a used 1985 Fiero, so I came back to this vid here for answers. The car I’m looking at is only $1000, and it sounds too good to be true. Any advice?

                                                          (Also, I can get an additional parts-only Fiero for an extra $200 from the same guy.)

                                                        • AlexanderGM31 •
                                                          AlexanderGM31 •  2 weeks back

                                                          Favorite part: 5:15

                                                          • Math Barnio
                                                            Math Barnio  3 weeks back

                                                            had a 2m4 and it sucked! and it was sadly underpowered. Having two keys sucked too (one for the door and one for ignition. In case some doesn't know) next car after was a Tercel wich has the same HP but whole different world of reliability. The only thing I miss from my fiero is the Popup up and down headlights !!!!

                                                            • Sammy Skuta
                                                              Sammy Skuta  3 weeks back

                                                              You should do a video on the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

                                                              • Glorified Nuggets
                                                                Glorified Nuggets  3 weeks back

                                                                Damn the fiero could have been cool

                                                                • Khanin the Uhnahkian
                                                                  Khanin the Uhnahkian  3 weeks back

                                                                  By far my favorite episode so far.

                                                                  • Philip Kunz
                                                                    Philip Kunz  3 weeks back

                                                                    I need "Pop up up n down headlights" as a GIF

                                                                    • Retos Forza
                                                                      Retos Forza  3 weeks back

                                                                      I have it. Where do i send it?

                                                                  • LeGamer
                                                                    LeGamer  3 weeks back

                                                                    thanks to Treuno ' POP UP HEADLIGHTS " song, now i am here :)

                                                                    • Aaron P
                                                                      Aaron P  4 weeks back

                                                                      A K20Z1/A2 swap would be sick

                                                                      • skunch
                                                                        skunch  4 weeks back

                                                                        I had one of these for less than a year, the transmission died! Then I paid to get it rebuilt, and the donor trans didn't have a new fork. Fork broke about a week after I got it repaired and punch a hole in the bell housing. I sold it to the mechanic who told me the bad news lol

                                                                        • Jeremy Govender
                                                                          Jeremy Govender  4 weeks back

                                                                          pop up headlights is fire yo.. when you dropping that ep>?

                                                                          • Keith Dalton
                                                                            Keith Dalton  4 weeks back

                                                                            Still my dream car... I have always loved this car

                                                                            • Sigma Projects
                                                                              Sigma Projects  4 weeks back

                                                                              It's interesting to think that GM said they canceled the Fiero because it had dwindling sales, yet the Fiero in its last year still sold more than the Miata at launch and still out sold it per year except for only two years. GM sold roughly 370k Fieros in 5 years. I think someone at GM just wanted the division gone and falsely called it a failure. Especially since in the last year they didn't provide as many options/models.

                                                                              • Sigma Projects
                                                                                Sigma Projects  14 hours back

                                                                                @DanielSangster 3800 would have turned it into a legend, especially with all the cheap S/C out there.

                                                                              • DanielSangster
                                                                                DanielSangster  15 hours back

                                                                                Rumor has it that the car was getting too good and gm was losing control so they killed it so it didn’t compete with fiero sales. The 89 was supposed to have the 3800 from the lumina and with that it would have been faster than the corvette for half the cost.

                                                                            • Send Nukes
                                                                              Send Nukes  4 weeks back

                                                                              Pontiac Fiero ls4 swap


                                                                              • Sigma Projects
                                                                                Sigma Projects  4 weeks back

                                                                                Hell just about any engine swap in the Fiero makes it a rocket.

                                                                            • Alex Lambert
                                                                              Alex Lambert  4 weeks back

                                                                              Please upload the song to iTunes

                                                                              • OutdoorDarren
                                                                                OutdoorDarren  4 weeks back

                                                                                its a shame 98% of viewers only think of "pop up and down headlights" smh

                                                                                • Andres Ramírez
                                                                                  Andres Ramírez  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Pontiac G6 or Grand Prix

                                                                                  • Wade B
                                                                                    Wade B  4 weeks back

                                                                                    POP UP!! UP AND DOWN HEADLIGHTS!!!!!