Purchased it used (1 owner) from a
dealer w/32000 miles in 94. Now we
drive it only 4-5000 miles a year, but
it always has been very reliable. We
have the hatchback which is basically a
streamlined stationwagon. Very handy
for trips to lumberyard. It has 121000
miles and is very peppy(w/ automatic!),
handles well and costs nothing more
than oil changes and rare
At 203,000K last week, someone totaled my car in a parking lot. What a loss! I was given this car at 140,000 miles from my boyfriend's father, and it was a great car for me. I used it extensively for work, and it was without fail reliable, fun (for an early-90's family car) and safe. I did have to put some work into it, replacing the original transmission, the radiator and a ball joint & axle shaft, but that was not much for a car this age. It was going to need some work soon on the emergency brake and the door seals, due to two New England winters. I'll miss this car.
I recently picked up this car a month
ago...the turbo attracted me the most.
The sunroof works great, the interior
is clean, the alloy rims are kind of
showing rust, but that's minor. The
clutch already went, however. It was
the original clutch. Lasted 14
years...if that says anything. It
still performs great, as I've beaten
many Acura's and even a 5.0 Mustang. I
do have a cold air intake, and am
working on a blow off valve. There is
no rust on the body. The cooling
system is beginning to leak, and the
timing belt is beginning to whine.
There's also a tap in the cylinder,
which isn't good. Overall, this is a
great car to have fun with.
My car was purchased by my parents new. I have driven it since 2000. I was an abusive teenager to the car when i got it with over 170,000 miles. It now has 256,xxx miles and runs great. Very little has been replaced. In the 5 years I have had it I have only had to change the original alternator and radiator. The transmission was replaced at approximately 200,000 miles. Aside from this the car is 100% original. Still runs great, with plenty of power and great MPG. The interior shows very little wear and looks great! I love the car! The fold down seats make the car very versatile. I have a '98 Escort ZX2 and prefer to drive the '90 Mazda.