Timing belt broke once and bent two valves, fixed myself very easily.
Normal wear items; brake pads, hoses, belts.
Car was in my family since new. It was a white 2 door with the five speed manual with aftermarket A/C, and no power steering and no sway bars or radio.
I added a front sway bar from an 86 hatchback, a nice Pioneer radio with speakers and amps, seat covers and alloy wheels to make it nicer.
Was a charm with gas. 40 MPG! Rode pretty good and handled great after the sway bar was put in. Always started with the first crank, as long as you blipped the throttle once in the morning.
Had two accidents in it, but luckily there were no injuries. Fixed it a bit and kept going.
Sold it in 2004, and still regret it to this day. Bought a 1990 four door this year due to that, LOL. Wish I still had it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2013