I had no major problems with this car, other than the normal little things like busted hoses and replacing a starter, and even those were near the end of my driving it.
The compressor liked to go out, leaving me without an air conditioner, but as long as I just rolled the windows down and didn't run air conditioning, I could keep an operational compressor in it no problem. Running heat didn't seem to bother it.
This car was a WARHORSE. It was my first car, and not really respecting it much, I abused it sadistically. I was a stupid kid, and ran it out of oil on more than one occasion, hit a speed bump going 40mph (which tore a hole in the oil pan and knocked off some engine mounts from the transmission's bell housing, but it still ran!), and got it stuck FOUR-WHEELING (a foolish thing to try in a two wheel drive), having to pull it out backwards with a chain. I also hooked that same chain to my rear axle, and pulled someone out of a ditch once.
All in all, this was the best possible car I could have stumbled across at that time, and I would drive a new one today.