Repair intervals so far (316,000km):
Brakes (about every 70,000km).
Exhaust (about every 90,000km).
Plugs/wires (every 100,000km).
CV joints/boots (still original).
Radiator (still original).
Alternator (still original).
PS pump (still original).
Brake master cylinder (still original).
Engine original, never been apart. Runs like new, but starting to use oil (litre/2000km).
Still gets 35+ mpg on the highway and will cruise comfortably at 140km/h.
Runs perfectly at -20C and +35C.
Maintenance by the book.
Original cost new: CDN$11,000 or about US$7,500.
The toughest, cheapest car ever! Fast, great handling, smooth motor, wizard gearbox, a pocket rocket!
However... this car is driven 95% on the highway at over 100km/hr and is hand-washed and waxed every weekend. So your mileage may vary. Also it's very small and light so don't hit any overweight bumblebees!