Great pick up through the low gears. Can really move for 80 hp. Bought it at 185k and since then have only had to replace the timing belt and the muffler (I like to push the gears) Steer clear of large bumps and holes if you intend on keeping it around, suspension isn't the strongest but can get the job done.
Minimal repairs, small tires are always the ones on sale, great gas mileage and the anti theft quality. I leave the keys in mine!
Haven't had it too long, bought with 165k, but so far has been very reliable, used it to cross the rockies, go off-roading, still got 35 mpg, has many nice features, and interior may not be as nice looking as japanese cars, but has held up MUCH better =-)
Map light between the visors, too bad more new cars in this class didn't have those, plus seats that can fit someone 6'5'' easy in a little car.
Higher gearing, is really peppy in town, but is a bit loud at 80 mph.
this car is the most reliable car i
have ever driven. mine has 160k miles,
and it still runs as good as it did
when we first got. this car is the
perfect back-up car. in the 120k
miles we have put on the car, it has
only two major problem, the paint
faded, adn started to chip, and the
radiator "broke". other the regular
maintance, no other cost well worth
Good car, treated me well. Keep up on
regular maintenance and all will be
fine. With the automatic safety belts,
car won't start unless safty belt is
plugged in, safety feature. Good price
for reliable transportation, 125k and
still runs like a champ.
Reliability, theft deterence-burglars
wont mess with it cause its so plain
and simple. Not a chick magnet.