Super Tracer it just keeps going and going
Timing belts replaced as precaution at 60k, 150k, 320k
Clutch at 175k
Water pump at 320k
Alternator at 225k 350k 351k
Wheel bearings, struts, brakes, and exhaust.
My first brand new car. Needed a good commuter car. Drove it for many years and passed it onto my son. He drove the heck out of it and I gave him a newer car for college. My other son also learned to drive in it, but I am keeping the car as it still gets 40+ miles per gallon when treated right. Uses one quart of oil in 200k. Always starts in the coldest weather and only left me stranded once when the brand new alternator failed.
Heater is inadequate on very cold days. AC was a dealer installed option, but removed after a deer jumped in front of me and totaled the car. Bought it back for $50.00 and replaced hood, grill, radiator, and headlights.
Peppy from 0-60, lots of low end power for a small motor, but very little top end for passing. Rack and pinion steering gives it a point and shoot feel. Takes corners like it's on rails. I am going to try to make it to 400k.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2008