One word: MILEAGE!
Timing belt went @ 143000.
TBI flooded cylinders @ 149000, re-rung, replaced TBI, also valve job from timing belt slap.
2nd set of tires @ 159000 (upped to 13" wheels, 175 70 13's)
Fantastic mileage!! Even running 85MPH on the highway, I still got 34MPG. If I keep it under 70MPH on the highway part of my commute, I get around 43MPG. I peaked out (on the old wheels/tires) at a hair under 55MPG on one trip.
Good commuter car if you want NO frills. The interior definitely adds to the fatigue factor on long trips. Have run it from Chicago to Vegas and back, only down to second gear once going uphill in the mountains, her tongue was definitely hanging out on that one. Needs new shocks, but who wants to pay for them??
Practical car, even fun at times, definitely a strong runner!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2005