1991 Pontiac Firefly LSI Convertible
Does a great 180, is very economical, easy to park, and the convertibles are fun, fun, fun
I bought the car for cheap, knowing it had to have the engine rebuilt. I just had the work completed and am now going to get new front end fenders and have the body work restored. I also need a new rag top and want I want a zip out glass window. I also need new tires, but will get those in time. I always got an oil change on my car every three months. And every couple of years I got the underbody sprayed so the salts would not rust out the body.
They still make these cars in Europe, just not in North or South America. I had a new Firefly in 1990 and someone told me I needed a bigger family car so I sold it. How stupid was I. I sold it with 390000 kilometers on it, and that was in 2000 and I still see it driven around town now in 2016. No serious problems . I drove it every year from British Columbia to California, British Columbia to Saskatchewan. Sure it went slow going up the hills, but in the winter when all the people in their fancy trucks and luxury cars had to pull over, I went right on driving through the snow.
I figure if they restore all the classic cars from the fifties and the sixties, why can't I restore my little Firefly. Look at the model "T" Fords, some are over 100 years old and still going strong. I bought a 1990 four door hatchback firefly last year; it needs lots of work. And then bought a 1991 Firefly convertible to restore; I'm in the process of restoring it right now. I had to sell my previous 1992 convertible Firefly manual because I had problems with my knees. But I tell you having a cheap running little convertible is so much fun and so reliable; can't wait to go back to California and Saskatchewan this summer; it's going to be fun, fun, fun.
I recommend this car for everyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2016