DeSoto Fireflite Review

1955 DeSoto Fireflite 4-door hardtop 255 HP V8 from North America

Model year1955
Year of manufacture1955
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 255 HP V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carStudebaker Land Cruiser


Comfortable, easy to work on, and powerful, this car is great!



General Comments:

This is a comfortable, powerful classic cruiser, that can be had for short money. It turns heads! I bought it with 51,000 original miles, and have added 14,000 of my own since then. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable classic. It has beautiful, swooping fins that grab your eye without being too ostentatious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2012

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review