This has been my most reliable car EVER- bought in'96 for $3,900-was a impulse buy (bought within hours of looking at) Initially thought I overpaid - but 13 yrs and at 185,000 miles - U think I got a steal on it I dont get mileage others might(is a 5 speed) get 35-38 mpg (with wind pushing me have got 45-48) tho mpg is with usually with car loaded up and 75 mph Gone is rear seat - and many times passenger seat - fit 8 ft boards in it with front seat gone- so cargo room is awesome (use it like was a truck) great ground clearance for N Dakota winters Until real recently could go 5,000- 6,000 miles(oil change to oil change) without adding any oil in between alot of long trips 800mile
1. RELIABILITY! starts every time has never broke down on me ever - biggest repair was cv shafts (frigid winter split boots) 2.SPACIOUS - is like clown car - fits more inside than seems possible - will never own a sedan 3. comfort - very decent for tiny car (am 6 ft)have gone 367 miles str8t thru
Have had to repair rear latch quite a bit - the 12 inch tires dont last (squeeze 2 yrs out of them - tho live on country roads) Really Wish had 'luxuries' like AC and espec Cruise Control The sun visors shoulda been alot bigger-the brakes tend to fade quickly Exhaust work -Done myself (welder)
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