Perfect college/ young single beater
New radiator hoses.
New water pump.
Previous owner was a mechanic, so yearly maintenance, plugs, fluids, etc.
Basically this car is light in the frame and needs to be protected from rust through, but mechanically it's amazing.
Typical light gauge frame, so road noise and vibration loud.
Dead reliable car, fun pickup and no major repairs needed. I've owned Honda's and Toyota's before this car, and while they were all solid runners, they needed much more work on suspension (Honda) and drive train/cooling system (Toyota).
I am so spoiled by this car, that if anything I tend to do too little preventative maintenance, since it runs like a champ. The only real issue I have ever had to fight with is leaking oil from older seals, but no head gasket issues.
The car is a 4 door, and has a small backseat, but for a single guy or a couple, this car is perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2010