Cheap, reliable and totally lovable
Head gasket, radiator (and timing belt for good measure) were replaced at 33,000 miles.
Everything but the timing belt was covered by warranty. The dealer was wonderful about this.
I have replaced the timing belt once since, and many CV joints, but this is minor in my opinion.
Rust is starting to creep in on the doors and around the windshield, but it still is good-looking.
I put quality tires on it and I love the way it handles.
The seats are comfortable and show very little wear.
Even though it was $9,999 new, it has power everything and it all still works.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2004