I had one in college. Paid $200 because it had over 250K miles and the girl who sold it to me confessed it overheated and the battery kept going flat. Replaced $6 belt, and drove it for the next 3 years without a single problem. Sold it for $250 just before graduating, sans the cassette player that had a tape stuck… » 12/28/14 12:41pm 12/28/14 12:41pm

Damn! And I so wanted an unreliable and expensive POS that my CTS-V Wagon would walk on...guess I just need to keep soldiering on in a 680 (rwhp) beast of an American wagon with the most fantastic suspension and brakes you could imagine. All this for under $80K (including about $8K in mods). Agony! » 12/28/14 12:34pm 12/28/14 12:34pm

Personally, my most practical car is my CTS-V Wagon. Gas mileage sucks, but I work from home (no commuting) so who cares? Just ordered parts to give it the "stage 2" treatment of upper/lower pulleys, headers, cam, etc. I'll have a 10-second practical wagon that's a hoot to drive, with under $80K total invested. … » 9/13/14 11:42am 9/13/14 11:42am

Well to be fairer, it's using a stock chassis, stock bodywork, stock wheels, stock transmission, stock interior. Suspension is upgraded, suspension arms are stock. This also may answer the question as to why FGTs keep setting these records in spite of being designed a decade ago. Answer: they were overbuilt and can… » 10/31/13 1:34pm 10/31/13 1:34pm