Friday, November 30, 2012

Supercharged MR2 v. V6 Fiero


Alan said...

Their verdict was insane.

I've driven both. The MR2 is torquey, fast, alert, involving, refined, techy, mechanical - one of the best driver's cars ever built. The Fiero is slow, soft, crude, poorly built with slow-witted responses.

MattC said...

Between the two cars the MR2 is vastly superior. The MR2 has a level of refinement that the Fiero in stock trim good never achieve. (It really is the classic case of GM in the 1980's. Innovative design marred by cost cutting. The design is finally rectified in the last year before the car is phased out).

That being said, there is a staying power for the Fiero. You can pick up a rough runner on the cheap. The list of engine swaps is enormous(ranging from the Quad4,3.4L, 3.8L NA and supercharged, and V8 options). They will all fit and inject the Fiero with proper motivation. There is an active and thriving aftermarket for these cars. (I am currently looking at an 1988GT near my house for such a conversion).

Maxichamp said...

@MattC: Keep us posted if you get the Fiero!