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    Deloreans and Fieros

    The next DMA thing is in Toll Jersey and they are teaming up with the Fiero group. I'm not going because I'm lazy and have too many things to do this weekend otherwise, but I'm interested in hearing the reports back. At some point I believe the Bricklins did a team up but that didn't work out too well for whatever reason. I'm not saying Brickin owners dress up in bedazzled denim and touch kids, but I'm not saying they don't either.

    Anyway, I liked Fieros well enough in the 90s, but the differences in production numbers lead to a different cuture. Thirty years later, rough and ready cars are still $2K, and the group distribution would be Goldman Sachs 1%er cars and then everybody else. If the car seems to develop any major or even minor issue, boom, it's parts.

    Maybe Delorean and Fiero owners have one commonality, and that is the urge to modify plagues them because they are not shining stars among your wine and brie collectors. Fieros are shamed by being forced to wear Ferrari body kits. Deloreans get time machine shit stapled to them. That sort of abuse.

    This post had no overall point other than being a random assemblage of observations tied together for no other reason than the douchebag OP felt like thinking out loud.

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    The last gen GT Fieros were damn good looking cars.




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    I've owned all three;to summarize it, here's how the groups act:

    Bricklin Owners:
    "These cars are great. I din't understand why Malcolm didn't succeed. You know John DeLorean copied this car, but made it worse, right?! Design flaw? That's not a design flaw; it's a mark of character. If you don't love everything about this car you don't deserve to own the finest automobile in the world."

    DeLorean Owners:
    "No, you can't modify your car; unless you want to make it even slower and awkward to drive by bolting BTTF crap to it. That's OK. It's not meant to be fast. If you want a fast car, sell it and buy something else. This is the car for people who want to drive around slowly while listening to the BTTF soundtrack, pretending they're Marty McFly, and fantasizing about Lorraine."

    Fiero Owners:
    "Replace the 30-year-old coolant hoses? Why? They're not leaking. Hey, I was going to buy washers for the intake, but, since I plan on swapping in a 3800, I decided I'd make my own by using a hole punch and one of the dozen empty cans of Monster enegy drink I have lying around."
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    I'll be there and will report back.

    I'm going to tell everyone my car weighs 8 tons and is made of cocaine wrapped in aluminum (read that one on Talk...gonna steal it.)

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    I'll be there and will report back.

    I'm going to tell everyone my car weighs 8 tons and is made of cocaine wrapped in aluminum (read that one on Talk...gonna steal it.)
    How much money are you setting aside for tolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duplicate Account View Post
    How much money are you setting aside for tolls?
    I think it'll probably be ~$50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post

    Fiero Owners:
    "Replace the 30-year-old coolant hoses? Why? They're not leaking. Hey, I was going to buy washers for the intake, but, since I plan on swapping in a 3800, I decided I'd make my own by using a hole punch and one of the dozen empty cans of Monster enegy drink I have lying around."
    Haha! I have known a few Fiero owners and I can confirm this is accurate. I have considered getting a 87-88 GT at one point. I've seen some pretty awesome V8 swaps that probably included a few monster energy drink can fabricated washers.

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    I tell people that my DeLorean is a Fiero with a body kit all the time; just ask Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    I tell people that my DeLorean is a Fiero with a body kit all the time; just ask Steve.
    I've seen him tell the story and he is very convincing. We were working on his car one day, in his driveway thank you very much, a stranger walks up to the garage and asks, "Is that a Delorean?".

    Chad immediately said with a straight face, "It's a Fiero with a body kit. I can't afford a Delorean, those things go for $100,000!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I've seen him tell the story and he is very convincing. We were working on his car one day, in his driveway thank you very much, a stranger walks up to the garage and asks, "Is that a Delorean?".

    Chad immediately said with a straight face, "It's a Fiero with a body kit. I can't afford a Delorean, those things go for $100,000!"
    LOL..!


    I wish Lou was going tomorrow, he has a DeLorean and a Fiero.


    My car is just about ready, I just need to re-install the driver's door panels, louvre, and a few other minor things. A bunch of things fit like shit now, I must've screwed-up the disassembly.

    I drove up & down my driveway yesterday; I shifted into 2nd, it was glorious.

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