I've done 18000miles in first year on every surface possible, even through mud off road 2 foot deep with no problems at all. This is the most reliable car I've ever had.
Performance is fantastic considering engine size.
The handling is the best I've ever seen on a car this old.
She turns a tiny circle, very maneuverable with muscles.
Very tough inside and out. I have hammered her off road and on motorways (with very heavy loads) and cannot believe her ability.
The handling in snow and ice couldn't be better.
40-50mph in 2wd 30mph in 4wd. She takes 4 star or unleaded without modification and runs better on 4 star.
I've only had to buy consumables so far (oil change, exhaust, tyres, fan, belt, fog bulb).
She is pig ugly (like a messed up micra) but has tons of character and capability.
Very highly recommended for people who need to drive anywhere the way they want to without worries.