The best $750 investment my dad made for me yet
Runs really rough when cold. In the morning, I have to step on the gas a little when I start it or it will just die; which just doesn't seem right with fuel injection.
I replaced the clutch not too long after I got it, but that's kinda expected after 145,000 miles.
When running at idle or slow speeds (rush hour) for any length of time it overheats. I replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat, but no difference-oh well.
Both front CV boots are torn and need to be replaced. Because of that, I'll probably have to replace my half shafts.
Now, the suspension is really loose and makes it easy to get out of control at higher speeds.
A motor mount is shot so the engine moves around way more than it should.
When my dad bought this car for me a few years ago, I laughed at him and the car. Now that I have been driving it for a few years and know a lot more about it, I totally underestimated this car.
My car is completely stock and I can take on most Honda's that are not V-Tech - they underestimate me too. I also beat a 1st gen Eclipse to my surprise.
I have really neglected it and pushed it to its limits (130 mph) and it is still running strong.
Good daily driver, cruiser, and racer:) all in one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2003