Introductory Year. As
with most first year GM products, some flaws were present and improvements
needed. Coupe, Sport Coupe, and SE models offered. 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
only engine option. 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic with locking
torque converter were available transmissions, 4-speed manual was
available with optional "performance" final drive ratio which
improved 0-60 times from about 12.5 seconds to around 11. Optional Indy
edition featured white paint with red trim, red on gray interior,
performance final drive ratio, and "aero" body work (nearly
identical to an '85 GT's). Most common year for engine fire problems.
Causes were insufficient oil capacity, flawed connecting rods shipped from
the Saginaw factory, and improper placement of some engine bay components.
Recall issued, all '84 Fieros have been serviced and corrected according
to Pontiac Motor Division.