Best little car I've ever had. She's the energizer bunny. Just keeps going and going... and going..
Tail pipe has rotted at 1st bend in front of rear axle.
Negative battery cable vibrated bolt loose from trans-axle case.
Front pads, rear brake shoes, and wheel cylinders replaced.
Rear wheel bearings cleaned, repacked and reinstalled.
Rear side window latches broken when I purchased car.
Upholstery is shot on seats, carpet wore and trim moldings loose or missing.
Hatchback lock Assembly working, however rod attachment on lock cylinder broken and will fall out of its holes.
Shocks need replacement.
Front headlight housing ring is loose, but stays on.
Previous owner had bought the car new in "85. Vehicle was very well maintained mechanically. I purchased vehicle from a Towing business when no-one claimed the vehicle after it was impounded by police for no insurance.
I have driven the car for two years now and have not had any problems.
It passed DEQ for the state of OR with the hole in the tail pipe.
What repairs I've made, listed above, have been routine maintenance.
I am looking at a clutch repair soon. I've been waiting for it since I purchased it.
The carburetor needs a rebuild I was told, but couple of solid smacks of a hammer on the side of it broke the jets loose, run out what grit and grime had been there and is still working to this day.
It has been giving me approximately 30mpg. After major tune up it is increased 2mpg more. Carburetor running rich still, but after adjustment I expect even more mpg increase.
No fluid spots have shown up on garage floor, she runs great.
Showing possible electrical wear in steering column and ignition. Slight delay between key off and engine dying.
All lights, gages, knobs and switches working perfectly.
Steering is tight, quick, responsive.
Gear syncro's are wore, shifting has popped out of reverse and 1st gear doesn't always go in. Usually when engine is cold, but just double clutching or moving just a bit by releasing parking brake and she slips into gear.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th March, 2007