I bought my ZX3 7 years ago at age 16 and have only encountered one problem with it besides regular maintainence. At 36K, the front half-shafts went bad, but since they were replaced, it's been smooth sailing. I have made many engine modifications, as well as bigger wheels and a lower suspension, and the car has been fantastic. This vehicle is really worth the money.
Gutsy little 4 cylinder coupled with 5 speed manual with decent MPG's, excellent in the snow with some good tires.
A standard 6 Speed transmission would have been nice.