Got ours,fulylded lther seat,4.3L,at 32K frm retd couple who got it new.Safe to say it's never been abused.Hwy Mpg at 32K was 30.5 obsving spd lmts,cruise,& fully loaded.It's had only 1 tuneup.Last rd trip at 140K was 29.1 mpg.If mass is #1 factor in safety this size leads the way.Comfort? One revwer said it was like drving a livingroom dn the rd.Couldn't agree more.Yet it handles superbly in all cond's.The 6way seat holds the drver in grt drving posture while he compltely escapes normal drving fatigue-all day!Dependable? We've replaced only the water pump.All sched mntnance perfmed.Eng smokefree leaks 1qt in 3K (fixable).Still rustfree.Trade?No thx. The combo is just too good-what a ride!
Matchless Comfort yet wonderfull foot print, high degree of safety:incredible fuel economy for full size car (why aren't they still building this thing?!). Very reliable. Has never failed to start and run well.Snow tires on rear have always matched front wheel dr. cars in snow.
Road noise underneath is too loud for this level of car (still better, however,than many new small cars I've been in).There is, of course, aftermarket improvement availible.