I just bought a replacement for the car I have named Poop Fly:
Trillium 1300 Rear Dinette Cushions
The Poop Fly is a pop bottle green 1995 Firefly. It has the rust cancer bad. The driver side rear wheel well is almost not connected to the sheet metal of the body. But, it never fails to start and it always gets me to work. It rocks in the snow, because the tires
are so narrow, it can get down to the road. It is not perfect though. The exhaust system has fallen off, it leaks
a bit of oil, and now the passenger door doesn’t open, and the rear hatch is starting to act up and sometimes takes a lot of patience to open.
The replacement is the same year and also a 4 cylinder automatic. I call it the Metallic Smurf. My first Firefly was a Smurf Blue 1991. I bought it new for less then $6000, with the $750 student discount. The blue on the Metallic Smurf is not quite as smurfin, but I can't help make the connection. There are no rust perforations on the body at all, (do rocker panels count?) and only a small one on the drivers door. This would qualify as the Deluxe fly. It has a rear wiper! It also has a hatch release lever, floor mats and mud flaps. The guy that sold it to me said it would never pass inspection. It has a broken mount for the rear sway bar. I checked the Poop Fly, same thing. Actually, I was a bit surprised it has a rear sway bar. Needless to say, I paid him the full $300 he was asking for it. I know a less observant inspector as well.