YAK Car pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, August 29, 2014
Here’s one from the “You Learn Something Every Day” file: the Pontiac Fiero, when it was first introduced for 1984, was called the Pontiac Fiero 2M4. And from reading the brochure I also learned that the heretofore unknown 2M4 stood for 2-seat Mid-engined 4-cylinder; they also pointed out that it was the first such production car configuration ever built in America. Too bad America didn’t get very excited over the Fiero, as its final production year was 1988, after a run of almost 372,000 cars. Sales pretty much dropped every year, partly due to poor quality issues, and partly due to a rash of engine fires which garnered a lot of press attention. This one, from the looks of the Liberty plates (and those tires), has been sitting in this Lewiston driveway for quite some time.
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