My car has given me very little
trouble in 8.5 yrs. It's easy to
maintain with very little mechanical
experience. I have done most of it
myself with a pretty basic tool set.
Ex.:Ignition switch and light switch in
the steering column, batteries, fan
motor, hoses, radiator, cooling tank,
thermostat, plugs, wires, light
replacement, water pump, oil, air, and
fuel filter changes. (Keep in mind, I'm
a girl...)I paid $3000.00 for the car
and have put another 115,000 miles on
it since I bought it. Mine has over
230,000 miles on it! My car has towed
more than it's share of vehicles. (I
never said I pampered it.)
It is a simple car with very little to
break down. I have the 5 sp. manual
transmission. I get around 28 MPG. A
fill up is only 11.5-12 gal. It is
quick and handles well even at 70mph on
the highway(legal here). It gets great
gas mileage and is easily maintained.
Not much to improve. The headliner fell
down (so I tacked it up) and the carpet
on the rear package shelf has come
apart. But, I live in Florida and my
car isn't kept in a garage. So it gets
the full affect of the sun. Paint is
dull, but I don't wash/wax it, either.
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