Best value I have ever owned. Have driven the car daily for 16 years and have never had any breakdowns. The only repair was a leaky water pump at 100k. Still gets great gas mileage. Handles nice, and light enough that the lack of power steering is not an issue. Not enough power to have A/C, but only a problem in the summer when on the highway. The paint is not the best quality, but it was an inexpensive new car. Inside door handles are made of plastic, and break too easily (lost the same one twice, but the rest are ok) Inexpensive to maintain properly, and starts on first try every time, even in subzero temps. With good tires it is great in the snow. Might repaint it and drive another 16 yrs.
Amazing gas mileage! At 130,000 miles, it still gets 36-38 in town and 48-50 on the HWY. Very inexpensive to maintain. Original brakes lasted almost 70k, still have original shocks/struts. Replaced Water pump at 100k, and timing belt at 110k (scheduled) Other than the door handle, no other repairs.
Better door handles and other trim. Better paint. Windows are hard to crank, perhaps a better mechanism for that.
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