My favorite car WAS a '67 GTO convertible but when money got tight, it squeezed me even more for repairs & gas. When replacement parts gave in, then it was time to find something 1/3 the cost.
Then in 1999, I found IT. All fun, no misery, reliable, dealer support A++
This is an AUTOMATIC transmission
Acceleration w/o Corvette tickets
One hand top down, even while driving slow - wind driven driving
Front bucket seats that could be used for all day workstations
Trunk big enough for golf clubs sideways, sailing gear.
U-Haul hitch can pull tiny/small trailers/boats
... the cash offers I get from those that only bought the coupes in that era
Chevy got the run around on OEM batteries but that got resolved
Power window motors will need to be replaced if parked outside
I would love a second horn option switch, where ON would be like a freight train .. so big trucks would take more notice
Reliable car for ten years, but then the car started overheating when idling even though the thermostat and radiator have been replaced. A small oil leak later occurred at the rear of the engine. An AC hose near the firewall was designed poorly because it created a hole due to rubbing on another part. The side window motor failed. Otherwise no other major parts have been replaced. A previous inspection showed the code for a transmission problem but it works fine. There is no body rust and the original exhaust system is still used. The top is in good shape. Although the body is in good shape, I was hoping to get more mileage out of the car.
Favorite features include the price, style, metallic paint, and gas mileage =26 mpg.
I bought this car new. I had to take it back three times to have them fix the wind noise. They finally figured out that they had to adjust the rear window stop so it would fit flush with the front window. Ride is quite harsh, you feel all the bumps, but engine is peppy. Power top works easily. Could have used overdrive gear for better fuel economy.
Top down driving, power windows
When rear set is folded down the latch protrudes. Front seats could be larger and I am not a large guy.
This car really has some zip to it and nothing beats riding with the top down. If you find one without a crack in the dash, its a rare find. Seems that everyone has it. It also likes to leak water, but hey its a convertible. Also has a good deal of wind noise, but again its a convertible. Great car for the money
Convertible top, good gas mileage, fun to drive
Crack in the dash, make it more water tight. Make the weather stripping cheaper to replace to stop leaks