1989 Mercury Tracer 1.6 from North America
Excellent, cheap, and practical transportation
Air conditioning lasted about 7 years while I had it.
Radiator replaced twice, same with gas tank.
Exhaust system keeps rusting out in places, requiring replacement.
Remote gas tank release does not work, have to pry it open with a flat, solid instrument (ie. a pair of scissors)
Seat belt got jammed, needed replacing.
Rear struts needed replacing.
Overall, this car has served me well, even though I don't drive it very much. I STILL have this car (yes, it's 13 yrs. old now!) and it's a wonderful second car. The rust is starting to get to it, but the body and interior are still in good shape and the engine purrs.
Cargo space is amazing. I can put my bike in the back no problem.
If they could make this same model today I would definitely buy one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th June, 2002