The Pontiac Fiero was introduced in 1984 with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine dubbed the Iron Duke. It was mated to a 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic.
In 1985 a 2.8 V-6 was added to the line up and a 5 speed was put in for the 4 cylinder while the V-6 kept the old 4 speed. The 5 speed was a unit manufactured by Isuzu and was not considered strong enough for the V-6. This was the first year of the GT and was the only year that the GT was a notchback style.
In the middle of 1986 the V-6 was given a 5 speed designed by Getrag and built by Muncie and the GT was updated by giving it a fastback design and new tail lights with multi-colored lenses.
1987 had mostly cosmetic changes to some of the trim levels.
1988 got vented 4 wheel disc brakes and a revised suspension that removed the bump steer problem of the earlier cars. A rear sway bar was also added and the rims were staggered in sizes to better balance the car during cornering. The engine was also balanced differently from the 85-87 V-6s.
The Black GT pictured below is exactly what my old 1987 Fiero GT looked like. I owned it for a little over a year back in 1995. It was a fun little car. I think i paid $2,000 for it, don't remember the mileage.
Does anyone like these cars? Ever owned one? Or have wanted to pick one up in the future?