I bought the car for $500 dollars and it had been badly abused. It did not run when I got it, but a vacuum leak was to blame for that. Nothing major has gone wrong. Everything that has is due to abuse.
The car handles like no other and part of that is due to having less weight in the front because it is a V6 car. It will smoke almost any Honda or other 4 banger out there. There are some that will take it thought because the car still weighs a lot. It has a huge rear window that weighs a ton and it is definitely a car you park in a shady place (I live in Phoenix).
I love the cockpit it fits me so nice. It is like a glove or an old shoe. I get about 14.5 miles per gallon in town, so that is about 238 miles on a tank of fuel and right now that is rather affordable. I drive it a minimum of 23 miles a day through rush hour and in the afternoon when it is over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The car performs flawlessly.
I do admit I would like to have a manual transmission but you can't have everything you want for your first car. Total I am about $1,500 into the car and that is not bad, I owe nothing on it. Not having a car payment is nice. Insurance is not bad either it is $3 less that a 1991 Caviler with a 4 cylinder and 4 doors.
Overall it is a great car and I could not be happier. It needs a paint job but that is just cosmetic and will come in due time. I would not trade this car... well I would trade it for a Corvette or a Lotus.