Bought the car two years ago with 95000
miles on it. Drove it for two years
with no problems. Recently though, it's
begun to fall apart. Oil leak around
timing belt cover (a common problem with
this engine--be sure to check before you
buy), exhaust pipe melted through gas
tank (someone removed the heat shield),
and fuel system is acting up. I'd be
sure to check for the oil leak and the
heat shield between the exhaust pipe and
gas tank. We were very lucky to not
catch fire or explode.
Gas mileage was awesome. 80 mph on
interstate w/a.c. cranked still got me
39 mpg. I do have the 5spd. manual
though. Interior is nice. Fairly roomy
Paint is falling off, some rust
developing over rear wheel, fix the oil
leak (design issue), re-route exhaust to
get it farther away from gas tank.
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