Awesome, quick, reliable car, 180000 miles and still running STRONG!
Went through brand new brakes quicker than I would have liked. I drove it like a teenager for sure, that was probably the problem. Fairly cheap repair though, $500 to completely replace front and back. Cheap to me, considering other brake jobs I've had to pay for (1977 Mustang II has costly repairs sometimes).
Targa top leaked in the rain, off and on. Sometimes it would be sprinkling and I would have puddles in my seats, sometimes it would be pouring and nothing. Couldn't take it through touch-less car washes without getting soaked though.
Traveling/road noise was horrendous over 55mph. I took a lot of 12 hour trips on the freeway, had to get an amplifier for my stereo just to hear it over the road noise.
I owned this car for four years and absolutely loved every minute of it.
Back window rolled down and the top came off and stored in the ridiculously large trunk.
I owned the automatic version, wished I had had the manual, but still, this car got up and went when I put the pedal to the floor. Just a little four cylinder, not even the SI model, but this car was powerful being as it was so small.
Seats uncomfortable on the long-haul, but on a normal day, I loved the feel of the car, and really, what car isn't uncomfortable after 12 hours.
Easy repairs, did most of them myself, and the ones I took it in for were cheap.
Loved owning this car, I really miss it now that it's gone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2008