These ads got me to buy a new 1972 model164, a top of the line 4door sedan. It cost over $5000 ( a lot in Dec 1971) the warranty on the car was just 6 months. It was the worst car I ever owned: had to be towed in three times in the first year for ignition problems. Over the 5 years I owned it it needed a new main seal, new brakes, a new transmission, the tires fell apart, and the metallic paint went bad. I joked that the reason people kept them so long was that after a year you had so much invested in repairs you could not afford to get rid of it.
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