Surprisingly fun and very reliable car
Transmission skipping 3rd gear.
Driver's side seat is stuck (but in an OK position).
This car handles amazingly, and is for some reason very fun to drive (this is the only car I've found myself going for cruises in).
There were performance and "get up and go" problems. I have done the following repairs/replacements - spark plugs/wires, air/fuel filters, thermostat, fuel pump, and general maintenance (fluids, etc.)
After doing the above list of things, the car runs beautifully, and leaps to life when I turn the key.
The best feeling is when a new Honda or Nissan pulls up to the stop light with all sorts of stickers, a coffee can muffler, and those annoying flourescent headlights or yellow fog lights. They see me driving an 11 year old family sedan and just sneer at me. 9 out of 10 times that little rice burner gets smoked. Doing that will never get old.
This has been a very good car to me. I hope that I can keep driving it for many long years to come. After I get the transmission fixed, I plan on doing whatever I can on it to make it faster. Maybe making a family sedan haul like a performance car seems dumb or foolish, but it's a personal goal of mine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th August, 2001