The Pontiac Fiero is, in the history of sports cars, not one of the greatest. It's barely even a sports car. It was an economy car laid out in reverse with a mid-engined, RWD setup. In order to make it cheap enough to produce profitably, it borrowed many parts from the less-than-athletic Chevy Chevette. In its original form it wasn't particularly fast and the suspension was a mess. It was sold before it was fully developed and it wasn't until the last year of production the Fiero received the suspension originally intended for the car. But by then it was too late.
Despite all this, we'll stop to admire a Fiero if we see a working version on the street — heck, even if it's not working (which is more likely the case). The few people who didn't abandon their Fieros, or turn them into a Fierrari or a LeMons racer, usually take good care of them and it's not entirely unheard of to see a low-mileage, well-preserved model. Is it flawed? Yes. But American mid-engined coupes are few and far between. Its story doesn't have a happy ending, but its tragic life is a proper representation of the troubled life of many American cars.
Plus, it still looks sort of cool to us.
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