The sleeper car that your Grandpa would drive - if he were Mario Andretti
The entire brake system required replacement - I fixed it myself.
The entire cooling system required replacement - I fixed it myself.
The starter solenoid shorted itself out.
The headliner has started to fall.
The turn switch melted, and needed to be replaced - I did it myself.
The fuel pump broke - I replaced it myself.
Did you notice that the problems above had a lot of "do it yourself" kinds of fixes? This car is easy to repair, provided you have a Haynes / Chilton manual, and a decent tool set.
The rear wheel drive setup in this car allows better launching than most other 1987 cars allow, but it still has highway gears in it; the net effect is a car that gets about 30 miles per imperial gallon and can still do decent drag strip-type launches.
The biggest surprise is that at 3500 pounds or so, it weighs about as much as a 2004 Grand Prix, 2003 Honda Accord or a 2003 Mazda 6, but unlike those other models, one can buy a 350 HP engine that will fit without modifications.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2003