My grandfather bought a 54 Belvedere brand new. Got to drive it off the assembly line in a promo the dealer had at the time. Manual steering with powerflite. He hated that car. He sold it to his aunt who had it until she died. She in turn gave it to my dad. It wouldn't pull a sick wh--- out of bed. He always kicked himself for not waiting until 55 and getting one with a V8. Funny thing was, he never bought another new car until 1971 a Dodge Coronet. Had just bought my dad's hand me downs which were usually about 2 years old.