Great running car if taken care of.
Needed breaks when I bought it. Power steering line cracked and needed a major fix. 2 fuel injectors have gone out (160K & 178K miles), but they were all original. Hatchback and spoiler is not a good combo because the rain doesn't drain properly and it rusts the hatch eventually. Needs a new clutch next week (1/24/03). Not bad for the original - 192k miles.
Fun car to drive. Manual trans does not feel well unless you shift at 2500rpm or more. Anything less and the car shimmy's/vibrates kinda bad. Rear seat folds down for tons of space. Drivers side door arm rest hurts the elbow. I picked mine up for 2500 with 146k miles. I have gotten more out of it than I have put in it. I'll keep it until it dies, which should be well past 250k miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2003