Pontiac Fiero TDI

ThatRickGuy

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2006
Location
Madison, WI
TDI
'06 Golf
It's understandable to go with the auto. I have been toying around with the idea of putting a TDi into my Fiero (until my wife's horse managed to clean out the savings account in vet bills). The big pita though, is that it is mid-engine. Which means custom fabrication and cable work if you are going to use the manual transmission. And it's going to be some interesting hacks getting reverse to work.

I had thought of going with a DSG though, instead of one of the older slushboxes. But to go that route, it'll be significantly pricier than a 10+ year old Jetta.

-Rick
 

Lug_Nut

TDIClub Enthusiast, Pre-Forum Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 20, 1998
Location
Sterling, Massachusetts. USA
TDI
idi: 1988 Bolens DGT1700H

Ian F

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2002
Location
Croydon, PA
TDI
Jetta Wagon, 2003, Indigo Blue
I know the guy who is building this car and as mentioned in the thread, he has already installed a VR6/5spd in a Fiero. He could do a manual if he wanted to, but the automatic car was what he found.

He is not totally unfamiliar with TDI's and German cars. The Fiero builds (www.hausofguru.com) are really a side project thing. The main shop business is German car service/repair, although his main customers have M-B's and BMW's.
 
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