i purchased this car a year ago and i must say i have not had any break downs on me since i bought it. the vehicle was in bad shape when i did get it, but if you find it in good shape its worth the 4-6k they go for. mpg are a lot higher than listed, i do around 23-26 city around 30 highway in a manual, and i do not drive under 2k rpm either, so thats very good for me. car handles corners like no other and the best part of this car is that is rwd! invest to get a vlsd and its a ton of fun in the rain and even better handling on pavement.