This has been the best car! I bought it for myself, then my wife took it from me, then when our son turned 16 guess what? he took it. Great car for him. Handling is awesome!! Power is great and so is gas mileage!! No problems with this car, actually looking to buy another one in North Carolina. It now has over 235,000 miles and I wouldn't be afraid to drive it across country tomorrow.
Purchased this car with 19000 miles on the clock. Have meticulously maintained since. Only significant repair was replacement of the ball joints around 100K. Other than that, only routine maintenance, brakes, tires, tune-ups and fluid changes (I switched to all synthetic). Exterior still looks like new. Plan to keep the car until she reaches 150K
Reliability. Keep up on the maintenance and you won't have any problems. Handling is great with rear wheel drive and limited slip diff. Interior is still like new at 128K. I get 30 MPG and much of my driving is on the interstate at 75-85 MPH.
Could always use more power, but that applies to every car.
Highly underated car. More nimble
than a 325ic, feels more like a sports
car with the high revving motor.
Throw a performance chip in it and it
will smoke a 325ic automatic. Less
frill than the 325, but also less to go