It's a SPORT car!
1999 Pontiac Firefly (Chevy Metro) 1.0L, 5-speed, base trim: manual steering, no AC.
It's been sitting for 5 years in a back yard in a tiny little town I go through regularly.
And it's a runner! Put a battery in and it started right up! Only 176k km on it (109k miles).
I even drove it away, though it had no brakes so I had to go slowly. (Went about 1 km down a gravel road to a friend's house - temporary parking spot.) Good thing the parking brake works.
I won't be putting this one on the road. I got it as a future parts source for my low-km creampuff 1998 Firefly, below...
It's got some good pieces on it: engine runs great - it literally sounds better than my Mirage on a cold start. Clutch & trans are good; entire stainless exhaust was new 5 years ago just before it was parked; body & glass are good (original paint); upholstery is excellent.
But the underbody is rotten. If this thing had been rust-proofed, it could still be on the road.
It's the last Firefly/Metro I've seen in several years, other than my own. They all rusted away from this part of the world a long time ago.
Cost me $375, which is about $275 more than it's worth, but the seller knew I wanted it.