Bought new and only thing other than maintenance is EGR valve and fixing oil leaks. 133k for clutch, 90k and 70k for brakes and 182,000 miles on it now. I live in hills and still average 30 mpg with 80% commuting. It does leak oil now but I don't want to spend the money at this point to fix them. Uses very little oil (1/2 qt to change) very practical 4WD. It does go through CV boots. Only current problem is that I need to seem to run thinner oil for cold weather otherwise rattles top end on cold starts. Changed shocks and struts once - they are worn out now but still wears the tires evenly with all other original front end parts.
Cheap to maintain and run, turn tightly, easy to drive, fits all my music gear
Very noisy engine compared to newer cars. Better gasket system for engine oil leaks. This 1.8L is underpowered fo hills but not bad considering size of car. Barely adequate power for hills with 5sp - automatic would probably dog it
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