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The Cars of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Cars of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

'85 Pontiac FieroIn the 1980s, there were very few movies that were better than the ones by John Hughes and many people believe that the best one was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you haven’t seen it, the gem starred Matthew Broderick as the title character who just wants to enjoy a sunny day away from school. Bueller knows that he needs his friends to really enjoy the day, so he makes arrangements with Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, and Sloane Peterson, played by Mia Sara. The trio ends up together and has the best day ever, while his archnemesis, Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) works hard to prove that Bueller is skipping class. The antics of the kids, the principal, and Bueller’s sister, played by Jennifer Grey, are filled with many memorable automotive moments.

The First Car I Ever Drove

The First Car I Ever Drove

'88 Pontiac FieroI learned how to drive in a 1985 Pontiac Fiero. In the 1980s, my father worked for a vender to General Motors. He spent many days working in vehicle plants. One day, he came home and could not stop talking about this little two-seater that men were driving around in the plant. The car was just a shell, with roll bars and an engine, but no body panels. It turned out to be a Pontiac Fiero.

'85 Pontiac Fiero

Pontiac Fiero vs. The World

Pontiac Fiero vs. The World

'85 Pontiac FieroChevy had the Corvette and Pontiac had the Fiero. If you remember the 1980s, then you probably remember these two very different cars. Now, you know that only one of these sport two-seaters still remains available for sale on car lots today. The Pontiac Fiero was a ground-breaking car, but it failed to have the impact that the Corvette had and General Motors just could not get the Fiero to deliver.

The Next Corvette? Not Quite