Haha I like how the title starts with "Running car!"
We used to know a guy with one of those (or it may have been a Chevy Citation) who tried to rice it out to the max in our hometown. He had a coffee can, self-applied vinyls at one time over his primer gray "paint," etc etc. We used to call him Chevy Eddie, cause no one knew his real name.
I remember one time, he gunned it trying to impress a group of people I was standing with, and after a few sharp backfires, the axle broke. Good times...
Of course, this story involved someone who thrashed his car. I'm sure those things would run forever if you treated them well