I've driven my '99 V-6 coupe almost 50k
miles now, and it has operated
flawlessly. It has only been in the
shop once for a blown catalytic
converter, which was covered under
warranty. Snow tires make winter
driving a lot easier in northern
areas. It's amazing what you can fit
in this car if you're creative - I've
hauled over a yard of mulch, 32" TV's,
gas grills. Gas mileage averages
around 20MPG with mixed city/hwy
driving. Definitely get the manual
trans - my '96 with the auto wasn't
nearly as fun. Overall a great car for
the price! Don't waste your money on
the V-8 unless you live somewhere with
a lot of open roads and no cops.
Manual tranny, hugger orange paint,
Why? It's discontinued!
Seriously, GM needs to work on their
interior fit and finish. Being a
mechanical engineer, I would have been
embarassed to have worked on it.