At the time it was made, this was the most advanced American production model. The Fiero’s appearance hyped its customers. With its cool and modern design and advanced technology, the initial response was great (via Auto Data).
It was bold for Pontiac to introduce a compact, rear-wheel drive car with the engine paired with a five-speed manual transaxle gearbox and positioned behind the driver. But one of Fiero’s main problems was that it was pretty underpowered. With 93 HP and 0 to 60 mph time of over 10 seconds, it was painfully slow. Coupled with its dangerous recalls, this makes it one of the worst sports cars of all time.