I wouldn't trade it for a thing
+ The radiator had developed a hole in the bottom last year, so I had it replaced (only major repair).
+ The main fuel pump relay had developed hairline cracks in the circuit board, so it would not always work when hot. I had replaced this part.
+ The original cam seal had been slowly leaking oil, so I replaced it with a better one and re-sealed it with gasket maker.
+ The front left CV joint was particularly worn, due to a torn CV boot, which over time, had allowed debris to get into the gears and damage them. The boots were original, so I had them both replaced about a month ago.
+ Water leaks due to aged rubber seals in various locations.
In the 6 years that my family has owned this car, it has been very reliable, aside from starting issues from the main relay and the hole that developed in the radiator. For a 23 year old car, I think that's pretty minor.
When I got the car in 2007 it had 167,000 miles on it. The odometer reads 227,023 miles now, however the actual mileage is higher than this, due to the speedometer cable coming loose. I hadn't gotten to pushing it back on for about a year and 1/2 to two years.
It doesn't ride like a Cadillac, but the handling is excellent. The sport suspension and low stature results in minimal body roll when cornering. The low body and aerodynamic design also translates into reasonable fuel economy (30-38 MPG). Of course, driving style matters, as well.
If you do acquire this car, I highly suggest changing the timing belt, if necessary, as this is an interference engine.
I am quite satisfied! This car has been very reliable and fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2013