Car/Body/Engine: 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham / 2-doors, coupe / 5.7L V8 diesel engine, 120 HP
Features: 3-speed AT, A/C, RWD, seats 5
Purchased for/from: Traded my (non-functional) 1981 Ford Escort and my 1983 Dodge Ramcharger for it with a guy who wanted a truck and wanted to fix the Escort.
Summary: Easily the most balanced (between power and miles per gallon) diesel vehicle I have owned, as well as the most powerful. Delivers a fairly consistent 23-27 miles per gallon of diesel, has no trouble accelerating to freeway speeds (and beyond). Front seats are comfortable, although the cushions are worn, while rear seats are extremely comfortable, as they still have nearly-fresh cushions. The most trouble-free diesel vehicle I have owned thus far, and the only one with consistently-working air conditioning.
What I Like: Everything works, plenty of power, reasonable fuel economy, comfortable, reliable, unique and somewhat rare.