Very reliable inspit of abuse
The clutch went out at about 180000 miles; I believe it was the original.
The steering pump went out at 195000 miles.
The brakes went out at 203000 miles; I believe they were the originals as well.
I bought this car in 2006 with 89k miles for $1650. I rarely performed any maintenance on this car, beside the occasional oil change.
I am notorious for buying cheap used cars and driving them until the wheels practically fall off.
I just sold the car a few days ago to the local wrecker, through the state smog retirement program, and got $1000 for it. So I feel that I more than got my money's worth from it, having put 120k miles on it.
All in all, I probably put about $2000 into the car over the years for new tires, new clutch, new steering pump. You can truly abuse these cars, and they will keep going. At the end, the brakes had almost completely gone out, having gone metal to metal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2012