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Posted by: PBB May 5 2006, 06:45 PM

A Canadian market only special-edition Geo Metro. All info is from a Pontiac sales brochure.

1989 Pontiac Turbo Firefly

Fashionable, fun and fast. The Turbo Firefly sets itself apart from its fellow Firefly models in a number of ways.



Turbo Firefly boasts a turbocharged, intercooled, multi-port fuel-injected version of Firefly's 3-cylinder/5-speed manual powertrain and generates 45% more horsepower (70HP @ 5500 RPM) than the standard Firefly engine.

Turbo Firefly has been clocked at 9.4 seconds, zero to sixty, on the GM test track with a professional driver at the wheel.

Special Equipment
The car rides on P165/70R-12 steel-belted all-season radials, tires that are wider than those on the regular Firefly.

An upgraded suspension features front stabilizer bar and specific shock absorbers and spring rates.

Aero ground-effects: front and rear air dams and rocker panel skirts. Dual tail pipes.

The Turbo Firefly Exterior
To begin with, you get your choice of bright red or aquablue with colour-matched wide body-side mouldings. Other distinctive Turbo exterior touches include:

* White wheel covers.
* Body-colour bumpers and rub strips.
* Dual black sport mirrors.
* Special "Turbo" and "Intercooler" graphics on the body-side.

The Turbo Firefly Interior
As the picture below indicates, Turbo Firefly is distinguished by specific interior trim in Charcoal and special steering wheel with "Turbo" graphic. Other interior features standard in Turbo Firefly include:

* Custom Knit Cloth upholstery.
* Split-folding rear seat-back.

http://home.flash.net/~lorint/lorin/manual/

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 5 2006, 07:23 PM

Its cool.

Posted by: Phix May 5 2006, 07:47 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 5 2006, 11:23 PM) *
Its cool.

And... how is this thing cool?

Posted by: moethepaki May 6 2006, 05:43 AM

Do you know how awful these things are to drive? Do you know how depressing the interiors are? Has anyone ever driven, let alone, been in one? I have. I drove a stock one, it's still being sold in Pakistan as the Suzuki Cultus, and GOD it's awful. It's actually considered a decent car there... head.gif

Posted by: Cyclone May 6 2006, 10:32 AM

It'd be cool to set one on fire.

Posted by: The Nissan 350z rocks May 6 2006, 10:57 AM

QUOTE(Phix @ May 5 2006, 07:47 PM) *
And... how is this thing cool?

If you don't understand now you never will.

Posted by: Benny May 6 2006, 11:45 AM

the big ricer thing in my town is Suzuki Swift GT's and GTi's with the G13B twin cam engine.
their cool, the people that drive them arent

Posted by: Phix May 6 2006, 11:53 AM

QUOTE(The Nissan 350z rocks @ May 6 2006, 02:57 PM) *
If you don't understand now you never will.

What the hell does that even mean?

Honestly, I asked for a question of how this 3-cylinder econobox with 70hp (AFTER turbocharging) is even remotely cool besides trying to appeal to a younger market with a more sportier image of the Firefly economy car?

Posted by: clarkma5 May 6 2006, 11:56 AM

When I read "1600 pound turbo hatch" I got all excited but then I read "70 HP 3-cylinder" and I was like "fucking lame".

MJU.

Posted by: midnightdorifto May 6 2006, 03:14 PM

3 cylinders. The fourth one committed suicide.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 04:23 PM

QUOTE(Phix @ May 5 2006, 11:47 PM) *
And... how is this thing cool?


Because it weighs 1600 lbs and has a turbo?

Posted by: Phix May 6 2006, 05:06 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 08:23 PM) *
Because it weighs 1600 lbs and has a turbo?

.....that's the only reason why you call it cool? It has 3 cylinders, 1600lbs, 70hp and.... it's cool?

You know... a Paseo has 100hp.... 2070lbs.... and still has or better performance than a Firefly.

Posted by: Cyclone May 6 2006, 06:19 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 08:23 PM) *
Because it weighs 1600 lbs and has a turbo?


If it had 100 extra ponies and at least 1 extra cylinder, then it WOULD be cool.

duke's theory of how you rank things as being cool is so correct

If forum thinks A = Suck and B = Cool then Dakian think B = Suck and A = Cool.

QUOTE
Turbo Firefly has been clocked at 9.4 seconds, zero to sixty, on the GM test track with a professional driver at the wheel.


That just cracks me up every time. I bet the driver was laughing his ass off when he came to a stop

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 06:19 PM

But the Paseo doesnt have a turbo.

Besides didn't you assholes get the memo? 3 cylinders are cool.

Posted by: Cyclone May 6 2006, 06:28 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 10:19 PM) *
But the Paseo doesnt have a turbo.

Besides didn't you assholes get the memo? 3 cylinders are cool.


No, I didn't get the memo. And when has 3 cylinders EVER been cool? EVER!?

Just because it has a turbo doesnt mean its cool. Look at old school computers with the turbo button, those are not cool! The mach 3 turbo = Not cool. Aol turbo platinum gold unobtanium = NOT COOL. Turbo from American Gladiators = NOT COOL!!!!!

Turbo != Cool.

Posted by: Cyclone May 6 2006, 06:32 PM

Oh yeah, I just wanted to make sure we're on the same level here and that you do understand what the meaning of cool is.

http://www.webster.com/dictionary/cool

This is what you mean, right? I figure maybe you're confused or something. Like you bumped your head on the toilet paper holder while taking a shit or something.

Posted by: dukenukem May 6 2006, 06:33 PM

Also the Hyndai Elantra or whatever has a 3 cylinder diesel engine. So is that kinda cool or Uber cool ?

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 06:58 PM

No because its a diesel and diesels will never be cool.

Posted by: Cyclone May 6 2006, 06:59 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 10:58 PM) *
No because its a diesel and diesels will never be cool.


Then gtfo of here tongue.gif ~points at name of site~

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 07:00 PM

QUOTE(Cyclone @ May 6 2006, 10:28 PM) *
No, I didn't get the memo. And when has 3 cylinders EVER been cool? EVER!?


http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Triumph/SpeedTriple/2005/2005_speed_triple_rhf_blue_1024.jpg

Posted by: Phix May 6 2006, 07:01 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 11:00 PM) *
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Triumph/SpeedTriple/2005/2005_speed_triple_rhf_blue_1024.jpg

That's a bike! NOT A CAR!

Posted by: dukenukem May 6 2006, 07:01 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 10:00 PM) *
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Triumph/SpeedTriple/2005/2005_speed_triple_rhf_blue_1024.jpg

Bikes are for wannabe power rangers anyways tongue.gif

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 07:02 PM

With 3 cylinders.

Posted by: clarkma5 May 6 2006, 09:56 PM

Bikes are never cool.

Posted by: Mitlov May 6 2006, 09:56 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 6 2006, 07:19 PM) *
Besides didn't you assholes get the memo? 3 cylinders are cool.


Posted by: DakianDelomast May 6 2006, 10:10 PM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ May 7 2006, 01:56 AM) *
Bikes are never cool.


Thanks Jeremy.


QUOTE(Mitlov @ May 7 2006, 01:56 AM) *


Just as the diesel was excluded so are hybrids.

Posted by: clarkma5 May 6 2006, 11:26 PM

For the record, I've found motorcycles retarded since I was...ten perhaps?

Posted by: Mitlov May 7 2006, 12:31 AM

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ May 7 2006, 12:26 AM) *
For the record, I've found motorcycles retarded since I was...ten perhaps?

Why? They're engaging to ride (especially on twisty roads), and the power-to-weight and performance-to-dollar ratios can't be beat.

Posted by: moethepaki May 7 2006, 07:28 AM

Actually, doesn't the Daihatsu Cuore TRXX have a 3-cylinder turbo? Now, THAT was a cool car.

As for bikes, well I saw a Buell the other day and I really want one. I didn't like bikes prior to that.

Posted by: darinzon May 7 2006, 08:10 AM

the speed triple is cool, but the pontiac is like thumbs_down.gif

Posted by: BurningSky May 8 2006, 07:44 PM

This is cool because it's absurd.

Posted by: DakianDelomast May 8 2006, 08:53 PM

angel.gif

Posted by: clarkma5 May 8 2006, 09:30 PM

QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ May 8 2006, 09:53 PM) *
angel.gif

Ban!

Not really, but put it where it goes, seriously now...

Posted by: trail_boss2 May 8 2006, 10:54 PM

1 - 3 Cylinders are cool, in snowmobiles and motorcycles only.
2 - Motorcycles are cool.
3 - This car is not cool.
4 - Fireflys are only cool when you put them in jars.
5 - Even then they still arent very cool.

Posted by: Mr b00st May 24 2006, 06:47 PM

interesting != cool.

Firefly turbo = interesting.

firefly turbo != cool.

Sorry.

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