A quirky little car, but a beauty and definitely fun to drive!
Front end alignment was a constant problem, possibly because the car had previously been wrecked.
The alternator needed replacement at around 55000 miles.
The car was pretty reliable otherwise.
With the 275 (gross) horsepower 327 V8, this little car would definitely get up and go! A previous owner had changed the carburetor to a Holley, which was supposed to have boosted performance somewhat. I do know that the carb gave the usual Holley problems unless it was tuned exactly right.
Transmission was the then-standard Powerglide with the shifter mounted on the steering column, instead of on the floor.
It certainly wasn't the most comfortable car to ride/drive in, and you could forget about cargo space, unless your cargo was a couple of sacks of groceries. Because the full-size spare tire took up most of the so-called trunk space.
One major downside: In wet weather, the car was almost dangerous to drive. If I hit a wet spot at just about any speed and hit the brakes quickly, the back end would swerve badly. Fortunately, I had no major wrecks, but several scares.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2007