Currently have over 230K miles and still running strong. Great little car. Great in snow live in mountains of NM (7500 ft) and traveled extensively in Colorado winters. Needed to repaint once so far becasue of extreme UV from sun in thin NM atmosphere at 7500 feet. Original brakes lasted over 95K the discs were larger than my Taurus. I replaced with metallic pads from Midas and they are still in good shape less than 1/2 worn. 2 teens learned to drive manual and still the clutch lasted to 195K. When I had clutch replaced also had trans rebuilt at 195K Also had what I considered normal wear and service with the high mileage in 16+ years - a water pump, radiator, 2 mufflers,an alternato
Very well enginered. Way ahead of it's time for MPG. I've probably averaged 27+ over 16 years highest MPG was 35 MPG Rarely under 25 MPG. 5 sp manual so much fun to drive especially out west when I moved from CT to NM I could really enjoy the potential of the 3L engine and 5 speed manual trans.
Didn't need cruise control till I moved to Southwest. In city traffic and traffic congestion of the northeast never needed it. Added an aftermarket cruise control after driving car out to NM in 1993. Very thin paint on original.
Slow to take off but has ticket
potential when you get going. Engine
crankshaft seal required a sleeve to
fix, also replaced water pump and
thermostat. All at 80K. Of course had
to put a paint job on about 75K.
Overall I have been very happy, descent
ride, good visibility, 27 MPG. I think
this little car is unapprieciated. Look
around, a lot of them still running
Gas mileage. Fold down rear seat, it
can hold a 27in. TV in the box. Easy to