I have a 2wd w/ 5spd. It was a hand me
down but I have had no reason to
complain. I got it w/ 155000 miles and
it now has 230000 reliable miles on
it. The only semi-major repairs have
been a water pump and altenator, which
usually wear out after that many miles
on any car. For a cheap car, the build
quality is great and the interior
materials are far superior to anything
domestic. Gas mileage is 34 for mix
driving. It's not fast, but it's
cheap, reliable transportation.
We bought this car from a family
member 3 years ago. It has a peppy
engine and after a brief engine
problem, it has never failed us. We've
put over 29,000 miles on it without a
problem. The 4WD works like a gem.
It's a 5 speed manual and I get 35
miles to the gallon on the highway and
around 27 in the city.