I like this car. Other than the transmission going, it's excellent transportation. Those transmissions die in every GM car equipped with them.
I only paid $400 for it in the first place. The tranny slipped when I bought it, but it ran like a top, so I took a chance on it.
It's nicer than my 94 Century was in every respect except the paint. It's nicer looking, a lot more comfortable, doesn't smoke or burn any oil, and doesn't shake nearly as violently as the Century did.
The power window switches are bad, so the driver's side front window will not go down. I got it back up by popping the switch and shoving a screwdriver in there. After some sparks and smoke, it went back up. Curiously, the rear window starting working. Napa sells the switches, but they're 40 bucks and I'm a cheapskate.
The ignition switch is rigged to a push button. I don't really care as long as it starts.
I have $1,800 in it ($1300 in tranny). I guess that's no too bad. I could have paid $1800 for one and had the same problem.
For some reason it will not top 75 miles per hour. It goes fine at highway speeds, but something seems to be limiting the revs. Computer? It's not that important. It wasn't built to race, and plus I'm too poor to afford tickets.
I would recommend these cars, and would consider buying Delta 88 or Bonneville as well. They're well built, reliable, and a lot better than the FWD cars Ford or Chrysler were building. Aries? Taurus? Please.
I would have given it a higher rating for comfort, but I used to have an '86 Fleetwood Brougham D'elegance so I'm biased.
I have unusual taste in cars for a 23 year old. What can I say?
Grandpa cars rock.