After reading others' experiences I
went ahead and bought my 90 with 147K
on it, and have added another 9K.
Replaced plugs, wires, dist cap/rotor,
front brakes (cheap!). Timing belt
blew, but I should have changed it; no
valve damage. Amazingly reliable and
inexpensive; previous owner and I both
use Mobil 1 oil. Best car buy I'ceever
Cruise control and A/C work great; fuel
economy is unreal; can actuallt take a
nap with folddown rear seats!
Nothing. I expected the car to be slow,
and it is, but with headlamps down and
cruise control set at 55 MPH, I can get
I bought this car in 1992 from a
dealership, figuring I'd drive it a
year or two and then update.... but I
loved it from Day One... now I'm at
160,000 and still going strong!! I
love this car, and hope it makes it
another 40,000! I've only ever done
routine fixes.... new starter, new
Great Acelleration, longevity, and
Electrical system has weird moments....
but never anything big.
In being my first car I don't have much
to compare it too since I still have
it, but he sure is a fast little guy. I
love flying around in downtown Lansing,
taking corners fast enough to glue my
friends to the windows.
electric mirrors, the fact that I can
fit my mountain bike in it all the way
and close the hatchback easily, and
it's wonderful acceleration.
When I had my backseat drivers side
window smashed in by some idiot the
cost to replace it was $5000! Thank God
for salvage yards!