25 years later - I still love it. Buy one!
The biggest problem was water leakage - the sunroof has hoses that run front and back - and the back hoses shrink over time - so by 10-12 years out, they disconnect, and the water starts coming into the car. I solved that problem, though.
Taillight gaskets were made of neoprene - which dries, cracks and then leaks.
My struts are gone now - about to replace them with new.
Driver's door bearing wore out - had it replaced with new pin and bearing (from GM no less!).
The hatchback struts failed early - maybe at about 40k or 50k. I have a wood rod I put in there now - my friends call my hatchback "the guillotine"... keep your hands out of there!
The rotor head lasted until about 170k - no tuneups for about 15 years. Got it tuned up - runs fine now.
Drivers seat worn out - that's OK though - 25 year old car.
I bought this car new right out of college in 1987 - as a young man. Now, 25 years later - I'm 50 - and still own it! This car is quick, peppy and light on fuel ($10 to fill in '87 - $33 in '12). It's not a super excellent snow car - but that's OK - we don't get tons of it here in Seattle.
My car is really, really worn out - I've been hard on it - but is very, very dependable - and I really love it - most of my life has been involved with this car one way or another. If I won the lotto today - I would have this car 100% restored to stock condition.
If you can find one of these cars in decent/working shape - BUY IT - you won't be sorry.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2012