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