I bought this car new in the fall of 1994 for a little over $11,000. Used to commute with it-----60 miles one way for its first 6 years. It was actually quite comfortable and handled nicely if you consider the price I paid. It now has 229,000 miles on it, and it still doesn't use oil between 5000 mile changes (Mobil 1 always). Got 30 mpg on the highway commute. Never had to do any work on the engine or transmission (5 speed manual). Replaced the brakes and shocks once. Still original clutch. It's been a great $11,000 car!!!
Alright, this wasn't exactly what I was
planning for my first car. Like most
others, I would like more cup holders.
And this thing should be more
powerful. 0-60 in about 18 seconds
isn't really that great when you need
to pick up speed quickly. The 5 speed
makes it fun to drive and the arm rest
for the shifter makes it comfortable. I
got this thing when it only had 61,000
K on it. And all I've needed fixed was
the muffler. If you just need something
to drive and don't care what people
think, it's the best in the world. Oh
yeah, parts are WAY too expensive. $600
for a new fender.
The stereo. It's not that bad in mine.
If the horn worked, that would be good
More cup holders, stiffer clutch, more
power, rear defrosters that worked.
Being a 17 year old male, I dreamed of
my first car being a Camaro with a big
block under the hood, or a
Datsun/Nissan Z. However I didn't want
to pay $500 a month. I settled for
a "94 Topaz GS. It's slow, loud, and
doesn't have cupholders (big problem
for a coffee drinker). All this aside,
I love my Topaz, because it costs me
nothing, it just rolled over 300,000KMS
the other day and it's still going
strong, with no signs of rust
anywhere. It's somewhat enjoyable
because it's a 5-speed, but that's
really the only fun. Basically the fun
side of me hates it and the practical
side of me adores it.
Parts can more than easily be found at
any scrap yard!! For cheap!!!
i have had this car for 2 days now and so far i love it. i used to have a ford
taurus and i like this car better. it is lighter and it has a little less power but
thats ok because i got my licence taken away for speeding tickets 6 months
after i got my licence witht the taurus. this car is easy to maneuver and it
corners well. there is a little rust under the rear licence plate but thats ok it
gets me to where i need to go.
well the person i got it from had a cd player in it and she let me keep that.
that hase to be my favorit feature about my car.
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