Our company, Odyssey International, leased this immaculate 1991 Pontiac Firefly as an office run-about in May 1991.
At the time, its 1.0-litre, three-cylinder motor was one of the stingiest fuel users on the market. When the lease was up, we purchased what has turned out to be an exceptionally trouble-free vehicle. With its perfect finish, the rust-free little econo-box still looks like it just came out of the carton.
It’s silver with no tape deck, cruise control or any power options. Without even a rear wiper, the base unit of the 1991 General Motors line-up is absolutely bottom-of-the-line. Just a radio with four tinny speakers.
A spider made from a piece of egg carton, that our daughter Natalie made as a child, dangles from the rearview mirror.
Over the past 30 years, it has probably been the most low-maintenance vehicles we have ever owned. Completely original, with only 124,000 kilometres!
We all call it The Fly and we will keep it forever, because no one else would!
Happy 30th to The Fly!
*The Fly appears courtesy of your friendly editors.