Bought mine with about 150 K miles. Really didnt like it at first...it's not exactly attractive, and it sometimes has a tiny feel. but it grew on me due to the reliability. So many quirks--trunk/back seat leak, weak dashboard, everything rattles, 3 speakers have gone out, meters give out, AC stinks (especially here in AZ), etc. But at the end of the day its done exactly what I've needed it to do. No major problems, just a few things here and there. The acceleration is horrible (automatic) but the car handles amazingly. I've had friends with new cars comment on it. Lasted longer than everyone elses '92-'98 used cars even though people make fun of it. The little compact that could.
Driven it into the ground, waited way past oil change dates, yet still is dependable. Outstanding handling...you can really whip through places. Great fuel economy. Can be found really cheap, and as long as you're a smart buyer you could find a great deal.
No leaks, no shrinking seals, paint that doesnt chip and turn white, sturdier dashboard, less rattling, needs way better acceleration, AC that actually works, ceiling that doesn't fall apart, stronger headlight...find one without the hideous 2-tone gray bumpers. overall look is dinky.
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