A generally satisfactory car, which would have really excelled if only it were more fun to drive!
The clutch and pressure plate went out at approximately 30000 miles with the 4-speed manual transmission.
No other major malfunctions.
This car was just begging to be hopped up! The 231 V6 was a late-1970s smog engine, so it was predictably anemic. In my unofficial acceleration test, I got a 0-to-60 time in just over 13 seconds. (Given the 3300 pound weight of car+driver, this works out to about 120 horsepower.)
At the time I owned this car, the great potential of the 3.8-liter engine was just being tapped into by hot-rodders. It was no exaggeration that nearly 200 horsepower was achievable with only a handful of relatively inexpensive modifications. Ah, but if I'd only had the time...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2007