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- Subject: Re: Evil/Nice?
- From: rennsport@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:11:15 -0500
On Mar 16, 2005, at 12:35 PM, Minor, Bob wrote:
> I wasn't going to justify my comments but with Steve's support I guess
> will. My own personal experience with GM cars is almost nil, my wife
> has a company Impala, a mushy boat that is comfortable and as reliable
> as any vehicle I've ever experienced. Truly basic transportation
> though. My knowledge of the Fiero and Vega came from Car and Driver
> magazine where for years they wanted to like the Fiero but were always
> disappointed in the engine and reliability. Finally in the last years
> they had that GT model that looked great and came with some V-6 that
> some stink, the car was finally the sports car it was supposed to be.
> Then they immediately discontinued it. The magazines were miffed. I
> doubt however that they ever resolved all the reliability issues. I
> think it had a small problem with engine fires or something.
There was a minor fix to avoid any fires. I think GM dropped it because
they did not sell as many as hoped and moved on to something else.
> recollection of the Vega cam from a "Ten Best" article about cars you
> could enjoy driving in New York City. I think the Vega was #1 because
> if it got towed you could buy it back through auction for less than the
> towing and impound fees. And I guess in the last year you could
> actually drive them more than 40,000 miles before the head warped.
I would love to find a Cosworth Vega in good condition.
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