Excellent car for the price
Have had to replace 3 of the 4 hub & bearing assemblies.
Goes thru mufflers pretty quick.
Replaced all 4 struts recently, including all other regular maintenance work.
I love the car. So far I've been upgrading all the components of the car to get more HP out of it. I installed a K&N filter charger; it makes a pretty big difference for 3rd gear if you're wanting to get one.
The handling on the car is fair. I'm wanting to lower the car and put strut braces on the front and back to increase the handling.
From everyone that I've talked to, the car has a lot of problems with the exhaust going thru mufflers left and right because of heat. I found a muffler system on www.isuzuperformance.com that I plan on buying from Stan's.
The car has a small interior for people 6" and above, but I can get comfortable for the 500 mile drives I take it on frequently.
I'd definitely recommend the car to anyone that's looking at buying one. The parts are pretty hard to come by for it though if you're looking for performance. The GSi holds its own with many other 4 cylinder vehicles (ie. Honda Civic, Acura Integra) and I've seen one do the quarter at 109 MPH. So they're quick little buggers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th March, 2001