A great, cheap full size bargain
Bought the car for 200 bucks, first thing I had to change was the alternator and the thermostat to water pump bypass hose. Other than regular servicing that's it!
This car is amazing! I wasn't sure what to expect when I got this car from an auction for 200 bucks, but what a find. It is without doubt the most reliable car I have ever owned.
I purchased the vehicle with just under 90,000 miles and I now have almost 170,000 miles without any problems whatsoever. It starts first time every time, all the electronic gizmo's still work fine and the interior looks brand new!
The ride is smooth and soft, can be a little scary in the rain going around corners, but I suspect a good set of aftermarket shocks and tires will overcome that problem.
Gas mileage is about 20 mpg combined driving, but that's with dual exhausts, the mileage maybe slightly less with a single exhaust.
Trunk room is huge, easily swallowing about 6 suitcases.
Service parts from local auto-parts stores are also very cheap.
The front split bench seats are very comfortable, the armrests fold up to allow a 3rd passenger to sit up front.
All in all, a truly magnificent car which surpassed all my expectations.
I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a traditional full-sized rear-wheeled V8 with lots of room and cheap replacement service parts. I shall definitely be holding onto mine as long as possible!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2008