Handling is first rate; this is a 2+1/2 passenger go-cart. Performance is pretty contemporary, 0-60 in 6.8 seconds if you can afford a new clutch every year and 7.4 seconds for the rest of us. Expect to get about 20 mpg in the city, 28mpg in mixed driving. The car is very pleasant to drive at highway speeds. Engine noise is muted and the car tracks beautifully. Seats are comfortable for two; consider the back seat for small kids only. Plenty of cargo room with the seat folded. Interior fabrics are look cheap and wear quickly. Radio stinks.
This is the best car I've ever had. I purchased it new, and it has never given me any trouble. It has low milage, and I've maintained it well, but I believe it would be a good car had I put many, many more annual miles on it. It handles very well in city traffic and is a dream to drive on the highway. I a drive across the country two years ago, I never got tired or stiff while driving.
I am very pleased with this car. Ihave used this review site with others to purchace a fine sports car. I bought it 1 month ago and I still look forward to driving it whenever i can. The layout of the interior is really good and seems to be very durable. The reaserch i made found that they are very reliable and even with 230,000 kms on it it is still using its origional clutch. This car is rare and if your looking for one get it inspected and have the history check by somthing like carfax.com. I found that most of these car are rip offs. It is an old rare popular inexpensive sports car and of course you will run into odomiter roll backs and abused cars.
With a curb weight of around 2300, a 2litre motor makes this car go fast. Add some performance into the suspension, and this car will go fast around the bends too. Fun to drive and unique, avoid the automatic tranny to keep it real.
Bought car new in 1991 to drive to work. Good acceleration, great handling, interior space is limited but what do you expect? MPG are in the low twenties but depends on how hard you drive it. No rust. The only problem is the struts to the hatchback, after two pair I use a broom. Its not like I use it for a truck.