I hate to admit it but I love this little "bubbleback" car. 2nd one I've owned in 15 years. This little thing can zip around with the best of them. Saw 125mph one time. Looks as good now as it did back in 92 and we all knew economy cars would make a come back eventually. Good mechanically. Timing belt bit the dust at 158,000. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHANGE BELT AND WATER PUMP!! I can honestly tell you it is more of a pain than its worth. All that aside it's a great car.
5 spd manual trans. Drive it right and people can't believe your passing their SUV and smiling when you stop at the pump - 34 mpg with a heavy foot!
Got this car as a hand me down to get through college on and it ended up being the best thing I got. Ran it from 97,000 to 120,000+ with minimal issues before I sold it in favor of a new Cavalier which ended up the worst choice of my life. Was fun to drive with the stick and sipped gas. Space on the car bites but when you need something to get you from A to B that doesn't look like you pulled it outta a junk yard this fun little car with lots of character is a great pick. In a near accident I cracked a pipe on the exhaust so mine ended up noisy and fun like a cheap sports car!
Pick up with stick, overall quality and longevity, comfertable to drive, your mah boy blue!!!
Roomy back seat, 6th gear on manual, classier interior, convertable top
I purchased this car at an auction for
150.00 in May of 2003 with 147,000 on
it. We now have 167,000 and still
going. This is a great little car and
very inexpensive to maintain and easy
to work on. Total investment in this
car after 20,000 is 200.00 in struts.
Great mileage at 31 p/g with new plugs
Very quick and responsive. Once
seated it has a comfortable driving
position to the wheel and shifter.
Needs more head space in the rear and
more noise dampening. Can't complain
much for a cheap ride that goes
I bought my Storm in May '03 with 60K
on it. I wasn't looking for a Storm at
all, I bought the Storm mainly because
it was in such excellent condition, I'm
glad I bought it. The only thing I
have had to do to the car is wash it,
wax it, put gas in it, and change the
oil. The car has alot of road noise at
high speed, nothing some more sound
deadening wouldn't fix. Great on gas,
handling is nimble. Makes driving from
point A to B something to look foward
5 spd manual tranny. extremly
supportive and comfy seats. sports car
handling. great on gas. fold down rear
seats. the cockpit feels like im tucked
in and it fits me like a glove. the car
should at least have optional power
windows, locks, mirrors, and
interminten wipers and something that
looks a little better than the rubber
used for the shift knob and boot. needs
better sound deadening. the 1.6L SOHC
could use a little more power, but
again it's an economy car.
We bought this car from the original
owner 5 years ago with 50,000 miles on
it. We have done regular oil changes,
replaced front brake pads, and had the
belt replaced. It now has 103,000 on
it and runs like new. Very quick
little car. Extremely reliable. Gets
35 mpg. What more can I say? The back
seat is only useful for small
children. Also, alot of road noise
(forget about having a conversation
with anyone in the rear seat!).
Otherwise, it has been an excellent
Reliability, Economy, Good A/C.
Make overhead area higher in the back
seat (the front seat overhead is fine
but if an adult sits in the back seat
you have to sit sideways and slouch
down to keep your head from rubbing on
the ceiling. Fine for kids though.)
Also, better noise insulation.