At 100K the engine developed a ticking
valve noise. Replaced HLA's and Oil
pump >>> didn't fix the problem.
Decided to just drive it until the
engine Kaputs... It is now 214k and
the engine still ticks when it iddles
too long...I guess it doesn't bother
me too much other than being a
cosmetic thing. Have replaced muffler
system (cheap), brakes, and an intake
air gasket that was causing a poor
Stuff will break on your car, but
hopefully your car was built on a
Tuesday so that it won't be a Lemon.
Oh yea, Consumer Reports said this car
was really bad---- go figure--- at
214k I think it is a great car for the
peppy motor w/5 speed.
fix oils pump design to prevent valve
fix specs on 1st to 2nd gear to
prevent bad meshing.