Awesome car. Love it to death!
Hole in muffler, no big deal.
Few small paint chips. Again, no big deal.
Side trim on bottom driver's side fell off, but it's hardly noticeable.
Other than that, she looks good and runs great.
I also plan to keep her looking good and running good for a long time to come.
I got lucky and found one that is still in excellent original condition. Paid $1500 for it. Insured by Shannon's. Haven't had any major problems yet. It's a dream to drive.
I've gone from Newcastle to Port Macquarie and back again several times. Plenty of power and great fuel economy.
If you can find one of these in good condition (4 speed manual is a must!), go for it. Not good on the resale value (unless you find someone who's a bit into older cars like me!), but this is not the kind of car you would ever think of selling if you find the right one.
I've owned a few muscle cars in the U.S. (Camaros, Corvairs), and I must say this car has been just as much fun to drive. It's worth paying the money to keep her going, because it's a nice looking car, a bit rare to find these days, with good fuel economy and plenty of room in the back for storage or camping.
I would have a very difficult time selling it for twice what I paid for it, it's that good!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2010