💎 Remaining number: *** on 1,966,157 produced
The Vega received praise and awards at its introduction, including 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year.[page needed] Subsequently the car became widely known for a range of problems related to its engineering, reliability, safety, propensity to rust, and engine durability. Despite a series of recalls and design upgrades, the Vega's problems tarnished both its own as well as General Motors' reputation. Production ended with the 1977 model year.