Test drove the car on a whim assuming
that I would never actually purchase it.
Previously owned 3 SAABs, Ford Mustangs
and 1978 1/2 Datsun 280Z. Compared to
everything else the little 318ti was the
champ! Could use a little more
horsepower but at the expense of fuel
economy it is just not worth it. Only
thing that comes close today is the MINI
Cooper! Handling and overall build
quality have no equal in this price range!
Handling, comfort, build quality,
durability, super brakes, and a super
convienent hatch. 80,000 miles and it
has NEVER left me stranded anywhere!
Only a little more horsepower in a 4
I love the car in spite of its
imperfections. It doesn't have enough
power and the fuel mileage is horrible
for a 4 banger especially if you really
drive it. It is very comfortable and
fun to drive. It is definately worth
the $ paid for it because it looks more
expensive than it is. It is a great
looking car and gets a lot of
compliments. It is also reliable and
easy to work on. Over all it is a great
Rear wheel drive, style, handling,
name, and a lot of fun.
Needs more power, better gas mileage,
better air conditioner, and a more
quiet driving environment.
Driven 6 years everywhere from HI &
FLA to NY & CT. In deep snow with
studded tires and hi speed cross
country. NEVER had a mech prob in
113000 miles. Taught wife to drive
clutch in 3 days in it, then went to
sea for 2 wks. Still on first clutch.
I drive it like it has twice the pwr
it does. I love it. When the engine
dies in another 120000 miles I'm
putting a v-6 in it and driving
Perfect ergonomics, great headroom,
cheap parts (relative to Honda etc),
great brakes, great shifter
More power, I'd get better gas milage
if i didn't have to flog it so hard.
Sell new ones in the US!