Former Fiat owner writing here. Emphasis on "former".
FIAT stands for Fix It Again, Tony.
Fix It Again Today.
Fix It Again Tomorrow.
Take your pick.
Years ago, there was a skit on SNL with two guys arguing about which one was dumber --
each maintaining that he himself was dumber than the other guy. "Oh yeah? Well, I'm so
dumb I did X." -- "Oh, yeah? Well, I did Y!" -- goes on for a while. Then one says "I bought a
FIAT". End of argument.
Bottom line is, there is a *reason* for all these jokes.
On Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:10:26 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller
You don't remember the pony, eh? Judging by the pony you would steer
a REAL wide berth around the Hyundai, and the Kia too.
Judging by the Vega you would stay away from Chevy/GM too. (not a bad
idea, by the way).
By 1974 they had solved some of the big problems. In 1976 they had
pretty well sorted out the cooling and lubrication. The 1971-73 range
were pretty terrible cars, all around.
Some of the early cars stood up,, but more burned oil, smoked,
rattled, rusted,, and generally just self destructed.
On 8/8/2015 3:47 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I recall my stepfather deciding between a Vega and a Beetle. He chose
the Vega. It lasted only about two years before rusting out. I recall
reading a review on the Vega many years later that insisted that the
body was made of compressed rust.
GM's biggest mistake on the "shove-it" was not installing dual
exhausts. It's pretty hard to push a wheelbarrow with only one handle
- - -
All kidding aside - for a CHEAP car they were not bad. Emphasis on
CHEAP, not car.
On 8/8/2015 1:12 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I drove a four door Chevette, for two or three years. After
my Dodge Dart (which was a loser) and before my work van.
(Dodge, also, which was also a loser.)
Overall, I was pleased with it. Got 24 MPG, and had some
troubles, but that's to be expected.
My Chevette lasted over 23 years before my b-i-l decided not to
change or check the oil and blew up the engine. My heel went through
the floorboard after about 5 years but some scrap sheet metal, a few
screws and some epoxy glue and I was good to go for another 18 years.
?Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.?
Each car is its own, jes like ppl.
I hadda Vega wagon as a service vehicle and it was awesome. Never had
any probs and beat a Porsche 912 coming back (80) from Reno. The
Porsche would smoke me in the straightaways, but I always caught him
in the corners. He finally threw his hands up in submission. I will
admit to being young, stupid, and having indulged in a wee bit o' the
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