Simple and reliable
Nothing has gone wrong with this car. It is powered by the immortal slant six. Anything that has gone wrong has been my doing. For example, I rewired the entire car to replace ancient pitted and brittle wires, that were increasing incidences of voltage spiking. Overloaded my ignition coil because of a misplaced wire. Fried the computer module... again, a misplaced wire.
This car's wiring is as basic as they come. Nothing complicated like today's ridiculously over-computerized cars that last less than ten years... look at the pick-n-pull junk yards. Those yards are full of late model cars, abandoned because something electrical or electronic failed, causing the car to act erratic and unpredictable, and ending in a costly search for the delinquent parts, sensors or modules. Most mechanics today are baffled by the overly-complicated wiring and electronics in 'modern' cars.
My car averages 17 MPG in the city and 20 on the highway. Much less than my Cougar's 35 MPG... so, I drive it a lot less.
As well, many of the moving parts have been replaced. Few of the parts are actually original.
Too bad it's a polluter... although I plan to install a catalytic converter to reduce the pollution and the exhaust smell.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th March, 2013