The 1.5L engine ran great for 10 years
(150K miles) with no problems. It would
run 70 mph with AC at 120 degree day in
day out. The cooling system easly
handled the hot weather while other cars
were dying of over heating. The auto
tranny never missed a beat. Routine
maintaince (oil belts tires). Amazing
what you can get in the hatchback. The
only weakness is the drive Boots. They
are in a exposed position to road junk.
They had to be changed several times
over the years due to damage from road junk.