The car was fairly quick, but it was a rough ride for a modern car. You would expect more performance from such a big engine, but that's what you get with companies that use out of date technology.
Up against Japanese cars of the same vintage and even older, this dinosaur just does not cut it. In the hills it handles like a car of twice its age, and has way too much body roll for its own good.
All the options in the car started to fall apart, and I think that the whole car was built of poor quality all round, and is not a car to desire and aspire to own, as I found out after I had owned one!
My advice to anyone looking at buying a VP; take your money and buy a Japanese car. You can get one for the same price if you shop around, and you will get a better package all round. Forget "are you a Ford or a Holden man", it is now "are you a Toyota or a Nissan man", as these cars are of such better liquidity, and all the die hard Ford and Holden fans would not even know, as they are so one eyed to import cars, that they would probably not even consider test driving one. Well if you are like that (as I used to be), you are the only one missing out, as now that I have seen the other side, I will never go back to "Australian" cars ever, as they are too inferior for my liking.