Wicked fun, reliable, and economical sports car
Replaced the radiator in 2003.
Replaced the original enginer at 138,000.
AC stopped working in 2001.
Replaced alternator brushes at 148,000.
Replaced power steering rack in 2004.
Replaced hatch struts in 2003.
Wonderful little sports car, very fast 0-60 time, but very easy on gas, I often got 34MPG, once 37MPG on a long trip.
The 5-speed transmission is very durable and shifted well, even in very cold weather. Shift rod linkage wasn't the best, but not too bad.
Engine was unbeatable, very good torque and just wanted to go and go.
Handled pretty well considering what it was, improved with "Shelby" suspension components I salvaged from the Shelby Charger - quick ratio steering rack, stiffer springs front and rear, and larger sway bar.
Interior headroom for rear passengers was not good if you were tall. But driver's position was very good for me at 6'.
Lots of cargo space with the fold down rear seat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2005