I got this car in 2001, for my 17th birthday. It had 80,000 miles on it and ran me wonderfully for the next ten and a half years. I kept up with the maintenance and fluids and all that, which may have contributed to its lasting so long. It did have an almost bulimic hunger for motor oil, it went through it very quickly. Finally sold it in January of 2012, it had started demanding larger repairs and I decided to just upgrade cars. Good car, though. I always felt safe driving it, the pick up was surprisingly good, it was decent in the snow and it never once left me stranded.
Accelerated quickly. Reliable. Never broke down. Parts and repairs were generally cheap.
Went through oil pretty quickly. Gas mileage wasn't excellent.
Being a 17 year old, I was looking for a car that would get me from home work and school, nothing fancy, so I saw this little blue beast on the side of the road. I picked it up for a couple hundred bucks and expected to have a little beater that would last a month or two. I later found out that its a pretty solid car, its pretty quick for a 2.2 and its pretty dent resistant. I was amazed at this little car and I wish I would have bought one sooner. Driving it as much as I did I learned it can park in any spot and can keep up with my friends' eclipse and grand prix.
the size, gas mileage, quickness, durability, the fact that the car is almost as old as me and only has 95000 miles
it doesn't have a passenger side mirror and it lacks cup holders... but thats not very major
I HATE THIS CAR. It was the first car I ever owned (which I regret). My parents got it used in 2004 with 115,000 miles, and I have had nothing but trouble with it. The air conditioner doesn't work (a sin in super humid southern Illinois), the back left speaker is blown, the driver's side window doesn't roll down, the paint is literally peeling off, I have a rust hole clear through the front of the hood, and the passenger side door doesn't open from the inside unless you hit against it REALLY HARD -- my brother bruised his shoulder. It is not reliable AT ALL. I wish I could tell you how many times I've been stranded on the side of the road, but I don't remember anymore.
It does get good gas mileage.
Change everything, then maybe you'll have a nice vehicle.
I bought it new when I was 16. The only
problem I had was the transmission-
during the end of the warranty (Chrysler
replaced it for free) and the bearings.
My car was stolen in 2003 and gave the
occupants quite a ride as they led a
high speed car chase around philly. It
also held up well when they crashed it
through a fence and playground. But
being a '93, it was deamed "totaled". I
miss it! :-(