How long did you go without overheating the engine on the Vega?
I think my brother overcooked his '73 when he came home for Easter in '74. Burned oil for about six months after that until his wife ran it out of oil and killed it.
Thought I was going to have to commune into Austin when I bought it. That would has been about 22k per year. Then got offered a job 8 miles from the house at almost the same pay. That and I drive the truck one or two days a week have kept the mile down. Combine that with having to go back to work full time has curtailed my road trips to work at road course races around the country. And I have done the annual Vegas trip since I bought it.Are you driving anywhere? That's a really low mile car, I would have been I treated a few months ago. I've moved on now I'm trying to talk myself out of a BMW 335d these days,
Over all it is a better car than the gen 1. Handles great even with the smaller tires. Most of the transmission lag is gone. Stop/start takes some getting used to. I prefer to push or pull the shifter for manual changes in the gen1 to the toggle switch on top of the shifter. While not leather the seats are more comfortable to me. Not being leather is no problem to me down here in south central Texas.How are you liking the new one so far?