Bought this car for a song. Has over 230,000 miles and still going pretty well, but getting a little long in the tooth. Had the transmission rebuilt, then again under warranty. Had front tie rods & ball joints replaced, misc. other problems. A/C was great until last year, now has a leak. Overall, I've learned to live with the car's quirks & it's been very reliable. For the person who has clim. ctrl problems. Reset the climate control by putting it in test mode and it will no longer be "hot all the time" I periodically have to do this to mine. Google for info--not enough space here. Original alternator lasted till 210K miles, still on original starter. Exhaust system is orig. too.
Great handling, comfortable seats, HVAC system. Nice touches like speed-sensitive wipers, and the car won't let you lock your keys in it--will refuse to operate power locks with key in ign. and door open. Nice that it doesn't have an interference engine so no worries if timing belt breaks.
Improve tranny reliability (I think they have in later model years) Headlights are pretty dim. Strengthen front suspension and steering components. Center console is kind of flimsy.