Very dependable car that is very economical!!
There has not been much to go wrong with the car. I replaced the brakes - complete with master cylinder, front rotors and calipers.
Replaced valve cover gasket and radiator hose.
Replaced fuel pump.
The car has rusted in Michigan.
I originally purchased this car for my son. It was not much to look at, but ran like a smooth sewing machine. The interior and exterior were not put together as well as the mechanical portion of the car.
I was concerned with him driving such a small car as a first car, so we got him something bigger and I drove this, and am still driving it. Not sure of the miles on the car - either 200k or 300k.
I love the manual transmission and rear wheel drive. Gas mileage is 25-32 for the wagon model. It is a great utility style vehicle, but I would not want to drive a long distance because of comfort.
Parts are readily available and easy to obtain.
I wish I would have bought this car new and driven it since 79.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2012