A pocket rocket that won't empty your pockets
Well to start off: both CV joints had to be replaced, transmission went at 101k, same as CV joints.
Alternator failed at 111k, and replaced twice now.
Timing belt broke, causing serious damage (but I love this car so much!!!), rebuilt head at the same time.
Clutch went bad at 101k.
Headlight motors got stuck (don't know how to fix).
Door handle always got stuck at 140k.
This was normal wear for the miles at the time.
It runs like a dream now (after about $4,500 in work).
In 2003, rebuilt the entire car inside and out, changing interior from tan to black, and the exterior from black to green and blue.
I love this little car.
It handles so well.
I just built a turbo kit for it using a T3/T4 compressor housing turbo.
Had to do a lot of other mods to the car.
But otherwise without the turbo, it still had a lot of umph in it.
With 4WS it could not get any better than this in the 80's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2004