1969 Vauxhall Viva
Great first car for a poor teenager
No matter what we did (my Dad was a mechanic), the brakes would unexpectedly fail. It was my first car, and I bought it in 1975 for $300. The previous owner bought it new, but gave up on it. He couldn't sell it to anyone else but me.
It was great on gas, always started, and only had some surface rust on the leading edge of the hood.
After the brakes failed for the last time... we traded it for a Viva Wagon. I guess my Dad and I just had fun working on them. Lots of memories of a time, it seems, when you were just as happy with a silly Viva, as I am now with my current car... go figure.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2011