Looking back, it was a very reliable automobile...
Delco battery failed within the first month without warning.
Fake wire hubcap sets were stolen more than once at a cost of $125 each to replace. The heavy dealer installed hubcap locks, which made the wheels hard to balance.
Had to be careful where we parked it, because vandals would key the Fire Mist metallic paint.
Living on the sea coast, rust under the vinyl roof became a problem after a couple of years.
The urethane fittings in the bumper areas warped from heat.
Mileage was 17 in town, 23 on the highway. About what my Lexus RX 300 gets today.
I bought a new '77 Seville for my wife and realize what a great car it was, then purchased the '79 for myself.
The backseat was small for a 6' or taller adult.
The Seville was a far better machine than the 1980 Volvo GLE that replaced it.
The car was given to my daughter, who proceeded to drive it into the ground. She did little maintenance on it, yet it gave her no problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2013