I have owned the car for 3 years and it was my first car. It had 120,000 miles on it when I bought it and I still use it as a daily driver with 155,000 miles on it. I did have to replace the distributor on it once, but that is the only mechanical thing I've done to it other than regular maintenance. The car has been through a lot and still runs like a top. The interior fits me like a glove. Some of the interior quality is not as good as the mechanicals of the car, but it has a pretty comfortable ride and is always a fun car to cruise in. It looks good, runs good, and gets pretty good gas mileage. My 5 speed usually gets around 30-32 mpg. This car was a great first car for me and I still love it.
I got this car early 2003 for $1,300. My first car, I knew nothing about driving before this purchase. Now I have driven it for 3 yrs, still runs very well, and ride is comfortable and fun. It has 175K miles and no major mechanical problems. The only money I paid after purchase was the reasonable maintenance cost. People around me tend to believe only Japanese cars get you high mileage and reliability. While I believe they are wrong! In fact, myself and some other friends learned how to drive stick shift on this car, what a deal!
The body is made in the usa and is falling apart, interior panels missing, locks broken, but the engine is made in japan. This care is like the energizer rabbit. In 10 years I have not made a single repair on the engine except a gasket leak, rebuilt the transmission when the car hit 90,000, and tune-ups. A very reliable car. (electrical system is not so great)
Great looking car, in and out.
Not very comfortable sitting in the front seats, which are very low, hurts the back.
I have driven the vehicle over
136,000miles with only one major
problem. I lost the timing belt at
59,000 and it bent my valves. Chrysler
came good. I serviced it every 3K and
it has treated me great. I still have
Drove this car for 7 years. No problems
for majority of time I had it. For 6
years, no problems at all. Replaced all
belts and the tie rods recently. That
is only major repair in the time I've
owned it. Car has been extremely
reliable, incredible gas mileage (drove
from WI to NE on ONE TANK of gas each
way) Handles very well. It IS small
though, back seat comfort not great and
because it's so low, sometimes hard to
see in traffic. Was really happy with
Handles and corners very well.
Extremely reliable. Everything within
easy reach of driver. Great gas mileage.
move the ashtray in front of stick
shift, hard to reach where it is now in