This car will last as longer than me
Nothing; that was other than normal ware and tear.
This car can haul most anything that can be put in or on it. It's a 1979 Impala Wagon that I purchased new in October 1979 at dealer in Hampton Virginia. This car has been coast to coast numerous times and was used by my wife for her home based business for the last 20 years. The original engine and transmission lasted the first 215,000 miles, but was swapped at that time from the 305 two barrel engine to a 350 4 barrel. With gas prices as they are I have converted to a 700R4 transmission which improved my mileage by 4 miles per gallon and lowered engine RPM at 70 MPH by 1,000 RPM. Hopefully this will extend my engine life by a 100,000 miles. I have at one time or another replaced most all the moving parts and bushing except for the rear-end. The rear-end is still the original with 545,000 miles on it. The body is all original except for the driver's door and some minor fender bender work. I have also installed bucket seats from a Buick, and replaced the head liner, but the rest of the interior is all original. I have performed almost all the maintenance since the car was new and try and buy only lifetime warranty parts. I'll let you know when I hit 1 Million miles. Jim Holland.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2003