Exclusive owner for all 7 years, 67k
miles. This was the fastest, best
handling compact available at the
time. The host of aftermarket
performance parts available keeps it
competitive. Not a cushy luxury car,
but for the enthusiast on a budget.
The ONLY reliability problems were the
head gasket (fixed by dealer for $100),
and the gauge panel (fixed under
warranty.) Routinely get over 30 mpg
in mixed driving.
Price, performance, economy, fun to
drive, reliability, easy to maintain,
easy to hot rod.
The car is noisy at highway speed and
the ride is stiff, but that's the price
of having a faster car that costs
I have driven this car for about 2
years (it now has 55000 miles), and
have had no major problems. The brakes
are noisy, and the parking brake
always need re-adjusting, but it's
been great. I wish I had the ABS, but
oh well. It does slide a bit on wet
roads. It is a reliable, and fun to
drive car, as long as you aren't
friends with too many "car" people.
Great fuel economy, reliability, stereo
Improve safety, do something about the