Friday, 16 November 2012
Try and find a good one - The Galant/Sigma..
The badge on the back shows this model is the Japanese Galant equivalent.
Interestingly, the badge beside that, is a Sigma. A Galant Sigma.
Fourth generation for the Galant name, with a 1980 release; which confusingly became the second generation Sigma (GJ), with a 1982 Australian release.
Not particularly abused (as they never really became 'cool'); but just driven into the ground as they became cheaper. As soon as they needed a little work (which wouldnt have been much - they were very solid/reliable cars..), or something as simple as paying registration - they were just dropped off at the wreckers.
I dont even see them at the wreckers anymore. Its sad, but reliable yet mediocre cars just slowly disappear completely.
Eventually its the plain-jane cars (and lower variants of more popular models) that become the real rarities.
Anyway (getting a bit side-tracked there..), I think this car has aged nicely. It has sharp lines, a little creativity with the sloped front and rear, and nice proportions. Like many Japanese cars of this era, i reckon it looks all-the-better with those fender mirrors..!
I really would have picked the burgandy/maroon to have a brown interior - so there you go!
Rather simple controls in here otherwise, and not much to mention.
And that is all.
Educational and fun.