Seriously quick go anywhere
Power steering pump died at 155000km, found a 2nd hand one for cheap (no worries so far).
Climate air linked, fixed for $100NZ.
Front crank shaft seal starting to leak (but only when driving at high revs), will probably last until next the cam-belt change.
Little play in the steering rack, but nothing really needed to be fixed so far.
I though I was buying a 4x4 wagon able to go off the main-roads and I got a true tarmac beast! However it's perfect for the endless NZ metal roads...
I've changed the shocks for some sporty KYB and the original tyres (195/65-14) for some high spec Khumo 205/55-15: cornering and general handling are really impressive since, however the tyres will not last very long!
Love the all wheel drive cornering grip and the general balance of the car: if you push too hard, it slips gently from the 4 wheels (unlike most 2 wheel drive cars).
Amazing on any slippery surface as well (gravel, snow, rain, mud, sand...)
Sounds great over 4000 revs, but very quiet when cruising 100km/h under 3000 revs.
Seats are good even after a 5 hours no-stop drive.
Original stereo sounds like crap: get some decent speakers and a CD player.
More torque and power would be better, but at least this one is cheap to run; unlike the awesome twin turbo ones: mine takes about 10.5L /100km when driving quick.
I'll probably keep it until it dies ('will take a while...), unless I get '94 GTB Bspec!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2001