Overall has been a great car and I've
more than gotten my moneys worth with
over 8 years of continued use. Only
major mechanical problem was replacing
a transmission at 110k miles which was
a bummer because I am rigorous about
regular maintenance and checking and
changing fluids but other than that
the car has been rock solid reliable.
I had some minor electrical problems
with the car during the first year but
everything was repaired under
warranty. Ive thought
about upgrading the last couple of
years but cant bring myself to spend
$25k to buy a comparable vehicle when
this car offers similar features and
comfort and is still going strong.
Reliability, performance, and fuel
economy. Tons of storage.
When I first got this car, I had to
wait 1 month for it because it was
getting the TRANSMISSION replaced, it
had 47,000 miles on it then. Last week
after 3 months - $3,023 and 6
transmissions later all within the same
3 months I finally gave up on it....
now I face only getting $750 back for
my rebuilt transmission and my car will
be left without a transmission
practically not worth anything.
configuration(1994), My car has had a
total of 10 transmissions in the 6
years i've had it.
The interior is comfortable, and the ac
was very cold, but too bad I could
never feel sure if my transmission
would give or not.
OBVIOUSLY, THEY SHOUD COMPENSATE THOSE
AFFECTED BY THEIR TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
And to those buying it's worth paying
for a lifetime warranty on your
Engine has great torque (155 ft-lb) for
a 4 pot & still gets good mileage (24
cty/ 28 hwy w/ auto.) Front coil-over
shocks and fully ind. setup is great!
pre 94.5s have a lower arm recall
though. Also the rear arm upper bushings
fall apart at 100k miles 94.5
upgraded. Also killed the rear wheel
bearings @ 120k miles. Front inner/outer
tie rods replaced @ 100k - Trade-off
longevity for handling. Change the
balance shaft (small) belt
when the timing belt is replaced even if
not specified! Engine runs strong at 130k
miles with no smoke or leaks. Super
reliable. Great value only dampened by
the shifty automatic, which also drops
Great City handling, excellent torque
for a 4 cylinder.
The half-year upgrades to the new
suspension, transmission improvement.