Bought the car in '97 with 45000 mi. Drove it until '03 when wife blew engine driving it with blown heater hose. Had 203,000 when motor went. Had tranny rebuilt at 150,000 for $2200 dollars. New engine and shop install cost $5500, way more than car is worth. Just couldn't part with car, it's like an old friend. The car is incredibly fast for a base model & handles great. Only real drawback to the design is the placement of spoiler in the middle of the back window blocking rear view mirror, although glad for spoiler over 90 miles an hour, & back seats have no leg room. Love the car & hope for 200,000 more miles.
Fast for base model, hadels very well, not susceptible to cross wind drifting on freeway, corners great very stable. Rally gauge set in dash keeps you aware of engine processes.
Something could have been done about the lack of leg room in back before car was discontinued.