I've had this car for a year now and have had no problems until now. The engine is burning oil at the rate of about a quart a month. Fortunately I had been planning to do an engine rebuild before I realized the motor actually needed it. I bought the car with 72,000 miles on it so there could have been significant abuse to the engine prior to me owning it. Even still, I love my car and I plan to keep it forever. Overall it's a great car.
Very reliable, good gas mileage (under 6000 RPM), and if you're willing to put the time and money under the hood you can get 200 horsepower out of the motor easily, it has very precise and responsive steering, awesome handling and braking. A great daily driver, and a great car at the track too.
The engine is very strong but this car needs more rubber on the road to transmit the power. The stock 15 inch wheels with P195 tires are hardly enough to do the job. Seriously consider upgrading to 16 or 17 inch wheels to dramatically improve handling and braking.