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OK, gonna come clean here.

I didn't actually "own" the car. It was kinda left to me to dispose of by a friend who transferred out of the country.
1981 Chevrolet Chevette, Scooter Edition. No glovebox door, and as I recall, the passenger front seat was fixed in position from the factory.
Pushed it into the front yard of a muffler shop when it finally died. It may still be there. I hope so.
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This guy said he wished he bought European.
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This guy was happy with his ride.
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This guy was happy with his ride.
Convertible Mercedes Benz, huh? He wasn't that stupid after all.
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My worst also used to be one of my best.

I used to have Pontiac Fiero 1984. Some of you are old enough to remember this "concept car". Plastic two-seater with the engine in the back.

I loved the damn thing.

I still see those Fieros on the streets of San Francisco.

Production was discontinued in 1986 so they are at least twenty years old.
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^^^^^

They were still being made in 1988

GM classed them as mid-engine.

'Fiero' means 'proud' in Italian- That's irony!

Don't feel bad-I nearly bought my (then) wife one.
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Used 1973 BMW 2002tii. Had a 30 day warranty, and at the 30 day mark the shop had had the car 23 of the 30 days. Got my money back and traded it in on a brand new 1979 Honda Accord. Nice car, but it was soluble in the road spray of the North East.

The BMW had some fatal, previous owner inflicted engine problems that became apparent after a 6 mile dash on I95 with the pedal planted on the floor. At the end of the exit ramp the world disappeared in a cloud of white, heavy, smoke from burning copious quantities of engine oil. The engine ran, but was hell to restart. While I owned the car, and had it in my possession, other interior stuff began to show signs of falling apart. I found most of the interior bits were made of vinyl covered cardboard, and were often held in place with wood screws that were driven into bits of wood held in place by metal clips from the body. Might have been another previous owner inflicted fix, but the basic cheesyness of the interior - cardboard and just cheap, worse than VW bug assembly methods - turned me off to BMWs.

Anyway, the car was the absolute lowpoint in my book. Jim
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They were still being made in 1988

GM classed them as mid-engine.

'Fiero' means 'proud' in Italian- That's irony!

Don't feel bad-I nearly bought my (then) wife one.
They kept exploding in crashes though, so it was generally regarded as a "bad idea" to own one.

The coolest thiing about a Fiero is that you could drop a small-block V8 in the back and get a body kit that made it somewhat resemble a Testarossa. Even then, it was the Yuppie companion to the mullet-wearer's Trans-Am in the 80's.
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I would love an H2 in original purple.
Damn, you've almost made me want to dig out my Suzi GT750 and go for a smoke-but depression will prevail, no doubt.[/QUOTE]

I would love one to , I had a dog with chambers when I was 17 yeehaaa !, one of my all time fav's but at 8-10k now for a gem !? I bagged an H2R frame from Steve Harris but never found an old 750 at the right price to make a street bike out of the bit's , oh the shame I carry .
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In 1966 I owned a 1962 Jaguar Mark ll sedan. It was beautiful. Lots of walnut, leather, velvet and chrome. It also was hard to start, would not go in the snow, was impossible to get repaired and the heater did not work. One day during a snow storm I had to crawl under the car and use a screw driver to move the flywheel to get the starter gear to engage. This was while my client was laughing at me from his office window. No more Jaguars!
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