This was my first car. I love the feel of a rear wheel drive car and the stick makes it fun to drive. It isn't the fastest thing in the world, but does hold its own. It was never meant for more than one passenger. The paint is faded and peeling and the interior is ripping, but the car is after all sixteen years old. Mechanical problems have been minimal and easily and inexpensively fixed.
Peek-a-boo headlights, ability to hug the curves, sleek look.