I have owned this car for 3 years, well just over, and it has been a great car for me (read: college student, poor, etc.) I put 64k miles on it in the first two years and with basic maintenance it's been wonderfully reliable, starts every time and stops just as well. Here are the negs: not very peppy, even with a manual and after-market intake (had to try SOMETHING to speed it up!), the interior is noisy at 70MPH+ but that's expected, cup holders are self defeating as they block radio and climate control, STD comes with NO frills, and I mean NONE! Oh, and the stereo bracket might as well have been made for stereo theives, so easy to take. Good car for college and High School students.
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We bought this car in '98. No A/C, no
power anything. Put in our own radio
three times and going on the fourth
(stolen). I don't agree that it has
much pep. But it is very reliable. I
just put in a new battery, and probably
only spent $450 on it in 5 years
(including tires and brakes -- not
including other regular maintainance
and theft repair). Great car, easy to
work on, and generally cheap parts. I
get 40 miles/gallon when we drive out
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