Bought the car 3 years old with about
33,000 miles on it. Spent next six
years pushing odometer to 158,000 miles
with few problems. I commute 35 miles
one-way to work and back and always got
around 38 mpg with auto-trans. SOHC 4-
banger always had plenty of zip for
it's size. FWD was great in the snow,
and gave me more confidence than my 4WD
Zippy engine would chirp tires going
into 2nd gear if floored. Good gas
mileage. Almost zero maintainence
besides regular oil changes and tires.
some road noise, needs right side
mirror, plastic undercarriage covers
and chunks of frozen snow don't mix.