I had this car since 2001. I bought this car with 113,000 miles on it now it has 203,000. I had to do some maintenance on it through out the years but nothing major. Replaced rotors starter and the alternator. Overall I don’t think there is a more reliable car out there. I drive a 5 speed and never had a problem. The car has a timeless design, people don’t believe that it’s a 92. I want to buy a new car but this one is still going strong. The interior doesn't look like new anymore but I don’t want to make those monthly payments. Performance is awesome. How many cars this old can do 100 miles per hour on the highway and not fall apart. Yes it can go this fast and feel steady.
I purchased this car used, with about 80,000 miles on it. This car could go to over 75mph in 2nd, and over 100mph in third, and on the curves it felt as if was glued to the road. However, at 170,000 the tranmision went. That is that. The ABS work great, especially in the crappy winters in New England, so far I never gut stock in the snow. Was rear ended, hit a dear, however after repairs, it just kept going. Would buy this kind of car again in a heartbeat. If you have one, enjoy it. I was very happy with it, and once I donate it next week (05/03), will miss it. Victor C.
Its been downhill ever since I bought this car. Most likely the dealership sold me this car with a broken ac compressor, its been fixed three times and is currently broken. At 100,000 miles the car fell apart. I fixed the key ignition, alternator, battery, brake lights, sunroof motor, window motor, gear shift, and air conditioner. Latley the transmission is going out and the car will not go over 2500 rpm. The car looks well for being a '92 and is fun to drive when it was working. However, it didn't work very often.
Bought the car for $700 and it runs great. Interior quality is one of the best I have seen (better than some newer car I have driven). Road/Wind noise is minimal. A/C is extremly cold, heat is exellent. Interior is still entact nothing is broken or loose. Exterior has no dents and paint still shines. Car is better than my 1991 Toyota Camry which has about the same amount of miles but is falling apart (interior buttons etc.)
I love the handling, although some may find it quite stiff. The engine is spirited if you will give it some RPM. It has a tendency to fall down @ 4500 RPM in warm weather, a cold-air intake upgrade should fix it. The styling is understated but quite nice, but not real showy. 5 Speed mileage is superb; I've been getting 33+