By 2 stroke smoke on Sunday, January 12, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
"The car was given to me by an elderly couple who bought it from their son-in-law, who had it for 10 years. The elderly couple drove it mostly on the open hwy/fwy. I've had it for 1 year. No oil leaks, I do go through about a quart of oil a month though; but it doesn't smoke, or drip. The transmission work's perfectly. Everything is power on it except the seats; it all works, except for the drivers side map light, the heater, and the rear window washer ( the wiper works just not the washer, the hose is clogged ). I have absolutely no concerns about it's reliability. It handle's good in the snow. The acceleration is great, but when you punch it when on the fwy, it sometimes doesn't want to drop out of 5th. The mileage is vary good, to me; the best I've gotten is 372 mpg to the tank, and it's like 130 miles before the needle moves off of the "Full" mark. My windshield on the passenger side does leak a little (referencing a comment by someone else), due to the rubber molding on the out side, on the top; it is old and dry. So the head liner, about 3 inches by 10 inches, right in front and above where the passenger sits will get wet on heavy rains, but with snow, no problem. The one thing I don't like about the car is the placement of the rear view mirror. It get's in the way of my line of sight, especially at intersection's, when I'm "clearing" it to go on. Sometimes I'll have to make that sudden stop because a full size van will be hiding behind it. That's my one reason for giving it a "9" on the over all rating and on the "Design: Interior & Exterior". The paint is chipping off so it looks like a Dalmatian dog, but I don't care. It has an old body design, but massive amounts of space when the two rear seat's are removed. I don't plan on selling this car or getting rid of it. I do want something else like a Samurai Tin Top for playing in, but this will be my main source of transportation until it dies on me."
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