Cheap, fun and great, but be careful with the rust
Not much. The clutch was worn when I bought the car, and blew during the first two weeks of ownership. This probably due to fact that the previous owner was an old grandad who probably used the clutch to adjust the speed.
MAP-sensor went mad, causing idling at 2500 RPM.
Changed the valve cover gasket as it was leaking.
Other than that - nothing.
General wear and tear; oil changes, oil filters, spark plugs, air filters and tires changed.
I have driven it for 30,000km now without problems. Really reliable, starts even in the coldest of winters.
Very comfortable for a 20+ year old car. I sometimes take trips more than 500km long without problems.
RWD, great looks and good performance. I have lowered it with sport springs and fitted a sport exhaust, LSD, 15" wheels with 205/50 tires. Really fun to drive, especially in snow :)
The 2.0i DOHC engine is strong and still gives you great fuel economy.
Easy to work on, I have done everything by myself. Parts are cheap and easy to find too.
Quality car that was ahead of its time when it was launched back in the 80's. Costs nothing these days, lots of car for the money. A recommendable choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2013