Voted best handling sport sedan in 99’. Not that great on the low end but comes into its own above 3500 rpm for a great driving experience, bullet proof drive train, and absolutely exceptional handling. This car is a beast in the snow, and has gotten me through countless blizzards of a foot of snow or more with all season tires and proper throttle modulation. Couldn’t be happier with the way this car has survived the New Hampshire elements over the past 20 years, going to be a sad day when I have to let her go.
I find it surprising that the last reviewer decided to keep their 99 instead of trade it for something better. I on the other hand would have driven this heap of garbage into the junkyard had I known what a terrible car it was. I even read reviews on here for months before I decided to buy one from a neighbor, who obviously heard about my disappointments.
From the moment I started driving it, lights starting come on. First it was the speed sensor, then the ABS, then the car started shaking at 45 miles an hour, the ball joints were complete crap and the entire alignment went off within a month.
Besides the fact the the entire car was about to fall part, it would still stop on a dime. This car has an incredible break system, but let's be honest, it doesn't help if the car falls apart when you stop. It also has decent tires and great stereo.
Stop making it and thank goodness it's not made anymore.
I for one like a car that has some decent power and this was supposed to be a transition car for 1 year. That's all I needed. Well, it lasted 5 months and I got a 2003 Spyder MR2 with 10k miles instead.
(Spyder=====>>>) 42 miles to the gallon and not a scratch, it's reliable, and I should know, this is my second one, and it's a classic.
Best car I ever owned. 11 years old and I am still driving it. Had my first issue with car at 130,000. Had to replace clutch on 5-speed. I most be the lucky one, because we are still putting 100 plus miles a day on this car. Can't beat the reliability!
Leather interior. Looks like a richer vehicle.
Model was discontinued. Bring back with V6 option.