passenger car for the American large dog owner starting from 1950 on up. For me it would have to be the 1979 Chevrolet Caprice Classic station wagon not because it is the most well constructed automobile ever made but because of its style and onboard luxury goodies. It has that American classy namesake CHEVY to boot. The rotten thing is the build quality of these elegant-in-shape-only Detroit cruisers was pure crap in the '70's. Nice style but chock full of cheesy molded plastic that breaks easily. Nothing solid like a Mercedes or Rolls-Royce. GM made nicely-styled cars with cheesy materials. Those "chrome" front grilles weren't metal at all. Cracked dashes with exposed foam rubber were common on late '70's GM cars on used car lots in the mid 1980's. I can't say Ford or Chrysler was any better in 1979 for materials and build quality. This Chevy boat for 1970's suburban America gets an A for style and an F for build quality. It's like picking up a gorgeous young centerfold chick and finding out she is rotten to the bone. The pretty rose with the underlying thorns. General Motors duped countless car buyers with looks and fancy names like Chevrolet and Cadillac.