I am the original buyer back in 95! Paid $26k for her, and it's been an awesome car. I do all the maintenance that's required, when needed. I did not get 198k miles by not taking very,very good care of her. So far, I've done the following since the day she was bought: 1. Timing belt twice (Required maint) 2. New suspension ( struts all around once ) I do all work! 3. New Dash ( Messed up the original ) 4. New Power steering rack in 08' 5. New Stereo all around in 02' 6. New heater core in 08' ( Mice!! ) 7. Brakes when needed, Rotors Once' 8. Basic Tune ups when needed, Plugs filters. 8. New Rebuilt Turbo ( x2 ) 9. New Valve Cover The engine is Original, and is clean as they come.
I purchased this car Jan 1 2000. The only problem I ever experienced was the ABS pump froze-up, $950 to replace, and that was at 95k miles. After we had our first child I had no problems with his carseat fitting in the rear seats, which was great. Turbo power is great for passing on the interstate!
This is an absolute awesome car to own. I wish that I had the ability to buy one new. The performance is awesome (although I have added to it through the help of the aftermarket) Still, a great performer stock. Great traction in bad weather. The interior styling just wraps around the driver (although the gear shift in the manual blocks part of the radio in 5th gear)