I bought this car for $200 in summer 09 and subsequently spent another $1000 on parts to get it in a more reliable running condition, and put new tires on it today. This car is pretty fun to drive, its small and easy to park, has great acceleration when you need it, sporty gear selector if you shift down past drive. For a car that's 17 years old it has held up remarkably well. Mine is the White color, and has no oxidation to speak of. Some rust where the door meets the frame, but that's about it. I'm very satisfied.
gear selector allows me to shift down past drive and pick between 1st and second, which is good cuz when i wanna accelerate it usually doesn't pick the right gear and has to shift twice.
i miss not having cruise control for on the interstate, but i get over it.
This was my first car, and it was already 8 years old when I got it. It served its purpose until I blew all the head gaskets. At the ripe age of 16, didn't know you had to maintain a car with oil and water.
My Father in Law bought this car used in
'92 and had NO TROUBLE at ALL with it. I
inherited it with 100,000 miles and have
put an additional 36,000 on it. It sat
for about a year before I got it and I
replaced the timing belt, alternator and
the rear axle. (was sagging, we figure
it was fatigue from sitting so long. Was
only $500 including labor) Has been a
great little car, great on gas and has
never failed me ... use it to drive 300
mile round trip once a week and around
town. Rides a little rough and suspect
it could use shocks but at 136,000 miles
Gas mileage and reliability
Little more power on the 2.0 engine,