Love the car to 220,000 miles :) Strengths : Handling is awesome, turning radius can't be beat. 12 valve Engine is reliable mechanically, with very few problems electrically, a timing CHAIN !! Rear wheel drive that makes the car a DREAM to drive on dry pavement. Good Cali car. Weaknesses: 1. Exhaust manifold bolts @ 60,000 and 120,000 mi. :( 2. Slippery on wet pavement when accelerating forward, side slip negligable on corners @ 70mph wet. 3. Injectors leaking badly at 125,000 :( 4. Sensors, fan clutch and radiator replaced at 100,000 mi. :| 5. Timing chain changed at an astounding 150,000 miles :) 6. 210,000 mi. front seat broke. :| 7. front oil seal @ 100,000 :| Nice car, worth it :)
Handles very good, even at 200,000 miles with NO work done on the suspension. Comfortable seats while cornering hard. Body style is always in style. Engine is reliable, with few quirks. A keepable car. Lock it good as teens like it for the perfect front to back weight distribution.