1991 Pontiac Firefly 4 door 1.0 litre from North America
The country should be flooded with them
Head rebuilt at 132,000 kms, don't know cause - I bought it this way.
I've taken care of the 4 door sedan so there's no dings or rust showing, I keep it waxed and it looks really good.
I've replaced the top end again, because the overflow hose on the radiator tank fell off and I didn't check the radiator for 2 years, just the tank - it overheated - all my fault. The rest of the car is and always has been really easy on tires, brakes.
I've kept seat covers on it so the interior is very good.
I've always felt that the USA has not had the right idea in allowing the general public the choice of being able to buy a car like this. It's cheap to build (There's ton's of them still rolling) has a 1000 cc engine that, when taken care of will last for years, and when used with the 5 speed manual gears, gets a ton of miles to the gal. (The most I got, at 65 mph on a 1600 mile trip was 58 mpg measured on the USA gal.)
I don't need an electric car, nor a hybrid, and at 46 mpg in the city - I don't pollute like everyone else. The car cost me $2500 and is still worth a $1000, to the hell with the Kelley Blue Book price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2009