This car is going to go at least 300,000 miles!
At 90,000 the power steering rack started to leak so I replaced it myself (after being told the dealer would charge $700) and I had my first set of new tires installed along with an alignment.
At 143,000 I had an outer CV joint split, so I replaced it for $16.
Brake pads every 50,000 miles, still original shoes though (they show almost no wear).
The reliability of this thing is just astounding.
Absolutely no oil leaks/burning whatsoever.
Car still has the ORIGINAL battery!
It does not ride very comfortably, due to its short wheelbase.
Power is marginal (automatic), though at times it does have rather strong moments of power that catch me by surprise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st December, 2002