A mid-performance steal!
I did a few big things to the car right when I bought it like.
Alternator & battery (they went out the first day I had it)
Clutch (regular wear)
Clutch cable (I was pretty rough with it the first few months)
Seats are worthless (and I'm not a big guy or anything, they're just completely chewed up and not comfortable at all)
This is an amazing car, it gets almost 40mpg, when things go bad, you usually get a warning (i.e. sounds, smells, difference in feel). I drive many miles and this car just doesn't quit. The accident I got into with this car wasn't that bad, but it did demolish the passenger side, and the car now has a salvaged title, but aside from the occasional wheel scraping it's golden.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2004