This car has great acceleration with a high level of comfort and durability
The arm rests on the door have broken.
The ignition coil was only firing to four cylinders and had a weak fire to a fifth when I bought the car.
The back right door will only lock with the power locks and is otherwise electrically dead.
The windows roll up and down slow.
The engine mounts started going bad about a month ago.
I bought the car for $200 and have driven it hard the whole time. I change the oil on a regular basis and fix all problems that it has.
I stripped the seats and the trunk out to gain time on the strip. It runs 17.8 with the seats and 17.0 without the seats. I have beat a Camaro, a station wagon with a 305 cubic inch V8, a Mazda MX-6, a Honda CRX, a Nissan truck, a modified Honda Accord, a Dodge Neon, and a Chrysler, but I don't remember the model of the Chrysler.
The car has a very comfortable ride and a lot of room.
The car is very durable. I have driven the car up to 70 miles per hour on a dirt road. I have also mastered the emergency brake slide at high and low speeds. At high speed you normally don't need the emergency brake to slide though. The car tops out at 120 miles per hour. It has also been wrecked five times. Once before I got it, someone hit the back right quarter panel. Since I have had it, I have slammed it sideways into a steel fence at 45 miles per hour, hit the front of a Honda CRX at about 2 miles per hour, rear ended the same CRX at 25 miles per hour, and earlier this week I backed into the rim of a moving Ford Explorer at like 2 miles per hour. The only accidents that caused dents were the quarter panel and the fence.
The car can also take a corner very good for it's size.
So far the engine and transmission have not given me any troubles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2003