Here’s an excellent blog post about the car my gorgeous girlfriend back in the ’80s drove — she was smokin’, and so was  her car.  I’d heard the thing had plastic cylinder sleeves, which caused it to burn oil.  Turns out that was kind of a common misconception — the cylinders’ linings were actually nearly pure silicon and weren’t the problem.  There were, in fact, much bigger problems with that engine — read it and weep.

My girlfriend soon got rid of her Vega and moved on to a Maverick, so she drove two cars that nowadays are often tricked out in fine fashion.

Oh, and she married me and now drives a Camry.  Poor girl.  (Still gorgeous, though…)