It has exceeded my expectations
Steering rack leaked at 70,000 miles.
Three of 4 CV boots have been replaced.
AC clutch replaced once.
Broken motor mount at 152,000 miles.
Overall, the car has been very good. I replace oil every 2000 miles and manual transmission oil every 30,000 miles. No engine or transmission trouble. Easily passes air quality tests. Still gets 25-27 MPG on highway.
Paint is still good (garaged for first 12 years). No electrical problems. Original clutch.
Under-powered. I pull a tent trailer or utility trailer much of the time -- passing is a challenge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd October, 2005