Buying & Selling Fieros

Buying Fieros – What to know

Buying a Fiero is similar to any other car of the era, however it’s unique construction and features do require some additional attention when shopping around. As with any used vehicle, start with the basics: maintenance history, paint condition, tire age, unusual noises or vibrations, and driving characteristics. In addition to these typical points of inspection, here are some Fiero-specific items to understand and look for:

  • Rust: The Fieros Enduraflex body panels are great for durability, changeability, AND for hiding rust. There are a few areas that can be inspected quickly & easily for rust. The presence of rust in these areas isn’t necessarily indicative of major corrosion throughout, but instead a trigger to take a closer look.
  • Pinch Welds: these areas, found by reaching up under both the front & rear fenders, are one of the first places to start corroding. Some dirt & rust is expected here, but if it crumbles – there is a problem.
  • Trunk Corners: this area is often overlooked, especially in online ads. Pulling back the trunk carpet to reveal the sheet metal in the corners. In addition to looking for rust here – the yellow epoxy seam sealer is factory original. If it’s gray or black – that’s a sign that it may have been replaced, patched, and/or painted at some time.
  • Paint: The Fiero panels were all painted at once on a large jig. Some mild overspray onto the black coating on the bottom of the hood & decklid is normal – the absence of overspray in these areas may also be a sign of repainting.

Selling Fieros – What to know

What is my Fiero worth?

The “ Fiero Value” page from the Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts (NIFE) is an excellent place to research condition and value for your particular year & model. Click here to read more!

Where can I sell my Fiero?

While we do not have a “classified” section on our website or facebook page (you can post things there, but we really don’t have a lot of traffic in terms of people looking to buy… mostly existing owners), we can recommend a couple of options for trying to sell your car (beyond the obvious of someplace like Craigslist, Ebay, or Facebook Marketplace).

A couple of links we recommend;