1949 Kaiser Special 226 CI side valve I-6 from North America
A complete junkbox
Constantly jamming shift linkage, leaks around the windshield.
This was not my car. It belonged to my parents. I learned how to drive with it.
It was a perfectly terrible car. It was obsolete, even by 1949 standards. It had no directional signals. The 3 speed manual column shift jammed many times, meaning you didn't have 3rd gear. And it didn't have a heater or a defroster! Driving this car in the winter was hell on Earth.
And after only about 40,000 miles, the engine needed rings & a reboring. My father fortunately got rid of it at that point.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th June, 2014