As an original owner of one of the first cars off the first boat I expected some design/build problems. To date no major problems, especially since the three teenagers got their own cars. All learned to drive stick and still try to "borrow" their Father's car. Original top and interior, looks almost as good as new. Driven in all seasons except "salt," often with the top down. The car sits outside all winter under a cover and starts reliably even after four weeks with sub-zero temperatures. Average yearly maint. now runs around $150 including tires.
Fun! Still get stopped by people who want to talk about how much they like the car. Great design, very well built. The newer designs are a little less "pure" and drive better unless you like the feel of older British sports cars.
Never shift in the apex of a turn, or while turning on a slippery surface unless you have really good reflexes and car control. If I thought it could be improved I would have traded for a newer year.
I bought this car after wanting one for 4 years, and it was the best purchase of my life... even with the high mileage, the car looks and drives wonderfully, and i still have yet to go past 6000 rpm...
Bought it used from the 2nd lady owner.
WOW what a great little car. Red paint
a little faded in spots, but this car
is bullet proof. My mechanic wants
it. The camshaft problem for 90-91
modles has not surfaced at all @ 98,000
miles. It's a 3rd car for us and it's
just what we need. (and want)
Fun to drive. Tight feeling after
almost 15 years. Headrest speakers.
I've had this car since 1990 and it has
really been driven especially in the
first 8-10 years. Never had any major
repairs or problems except having to
replace roof after 10 years. Alot of
fun to drive with a great manual
transmission. I'm 6'2" and I always
felt comfortable in the drivers seat.
excellent handling; great stick-shift;
convertible roof very easy to take down
and put up
more power would be nice; change
position of emergency brake
THE CAR DRIVES GREAT AND THE
ALTERNATOR ON THIS CERTAIN WAS THE
ORIGIONAL ONE FROM THE FACTORY (14
YEARS OLD!) IT FAILED THOUGH BUT IF IT
LAST THIS LONG THIS CAR SHOULD GO ON
FOR ANOTHER 14 YEARS! THE CAR DRIVES
AND HANDLES GREAT. IM 6'2 AND IM MORE
COMFORTABLE IN IT THAN IN A 4 DOOR
SEDAN. ONCE AGAIN "ITS AN AWESOME CAR"