1974 Chevrolet Vega from North America
GM - An awful manufacturer
The engine got noisy at about 15,000.
The dashboard plastic broke up from the California sun, and the carpeting & upholstery pretty well disintegrated at the same time.
It was fun to drive. The manual transmission (3-speed) was geared rather high so it would cruise well on the highway, and the steering was pretty articulate. Brakes average. It was comfortable.
When the car self-destructed, the local Chevy dealer (now out of business) basically dogged me and stalled till I went away. I was really young & stupid. I get steamed every now and then, and write to General Motors to tell them about my experience, but they never respond.
I sold the car which had quit running after 1 1/2 years for $500, and the kid that bought it never got it running. I have never AND will never buy a GM automobile.
I then bought a 12 year old Toyota Stout pickup that ran for 10 years, and was running when I sold it. Big difference.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th May, 2008
5th Aug 2010, 22:00
Had a new 74 ,burned oil at 12k checkup. Chevy did nothing.
Rebuilt twice in 80k miles. Burned lots of oil, and some gas too.
One day overheated and blew the head gasket. No warning light.
Trusted GM again with a 91 Beretta. Not a bad car, no problems until 80k.
2001 Malibu - BIG mistake. About 8-900 dollars of repairs a year. No more GM junk for me.