Awesome car if you can deal with the lack of power!!!
After 25 years, the head gasket has gone, and the injector pump leaks badly in the winter.
When the injector pump wasn't leaking, I was getting over 50mpg! I literally put this car through hell and back. I drove from the Fraser Valley to Saskatchewan twice (it cost me $60 to get from Chilliwack to Edmonton!) and had no problems.
The car has seen air time, burn outs, major off roading, and some steep hill climbs.
Honestly, this car did just as good in the mud as the trucks did! And through all the abuse I put it through, it always held up mechanically. I even took out the rear seats and threw a futon mattress in the back, and went camping in it often.
I did have to replace all of the minor things such as struts, brakes, tires etc. But that is to be expected of any car.
I have NEVER had this car not start up and run for me.
The biggest stress of this car was the power. You tend to compete with semi trucks when going up long hills.
This is THE MOST GUTLESS CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN!
But the old girl held up anyways!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2010