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I purchased her online through E-Bay. The selling price was $3500, which at the time, was about $800 under book value. I flew out to Logan Intnl, picked her up and drove her back to Michigan…
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I purchased her online through E-Bay. The selling price was $3500, which at the time, was about $800 under book value. I flew out to Logan Intnl, picked her up and drove her back to Michigan all in a 26 hour period. Even with the flight, I was under book price, and she managed 39 mpg on the trip across New York state, and Canada. I have had 5 years of trouble free ownership, this past year she had some electrical difficulties, but I will get that repaired. The 2 liter, four door, manual transmission was what I wanted and needed for a 3 person family car. I have driven her to New Jersey once, and the UP of Michigan about 5 times. She waxes my wifes Taurus on the road, and is comfortable.

That peppy 2 liter, out accelerates V6s with ease.

This is the first car I bought and, while it doesn't look bad from the outside, I have had an extensive list of mechanical problems with this piece of junk. In two years I have brought this…
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This is the first car I bought and, while it doesn't look bad from the outside, I have had an extensive list of mechanical problems with this piece of junk. In two years I have brought this thing to the shop for repair at least once every three months, with about an average bill of $80 per visit. Wheel bearings a few times a year, two water pumps, chronic bulb burn-outs, busted AC and cruise are too expensive to have fixed, airbag light is on, rapid rust corrosion, replaced trail arm bushing (almost killed us), NO GLOVE COMPARTMENT, 3 hour wheel alignment, chronic off-center steering, almost no heat in winter, broken window assembly, the list goes on. Good on fuel though.

I bought this car earlier this year, and I drive it extremely hard. I've had no problems with it as far as repairs and such, which for me is unusual. The car has a decent top speed, although…
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I bought this car earlier this year, and I drive it extremely hard. I've had no problems with it as far as repairs and such, which for me is unusual. The car has a decent top speed, although the acceleration is really bad. Its handling is pretty good for FWD. It's good on gas, looks good, is very sturdy, and is a well made automobile for sure.

I love the design, the quality, and just the way everything is put together so nicely.

My car didn't come with a glove box and the center console is extremely small. But the first thing I would upgrade would be the brakes, its like trying to stop a train!

I bought this baby new in '96, have 105,000 miles on it. No major, unexpected repairs, except mufflers (3 times); and the usual tune-ups, tires. The paint still looks great, I waxed yearly…
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I bought this baby new in '96, have 105,000 miles on it. No major, unexpected repairs, except mufflers (3 times); and the usual tune-ups, tires. The paint still looks great, I waxed yearly for first few years. It's built solidly, the interior is spartan but very functional (ingenious use of texturized plastics). It has never had a squeak or rattle, and still looks great in and out. I'll drive it until it dies, which might be a long time - as I see other reviews with much more than 100,000 miles. This is an uncomplicated, reliable - (Knock on Wood) - fun to drive, solid car, and I love it.

Great four-speed automatic transmission. Revs stay low at highway speeds. Great road manners. Highway driving is solid, steady. Premium sound system is great, 8 speakers. Great steering.

None really, this is not a BMW M3 after all. I've gotten what I paid for and I can deal with it's very short list of limitations. It would have been nice to have rear headrests.

Bought it w/ 120k on it and now has 202k. Very reliable car, fun to drive and quick enough for me. Only had to replace the normal wear/tear parts. Struts, rotors, plugs/wires, ext. Gets…
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Bought it w/ 120k on it and now has 202k. Very reliable car, fun to drive and quick enough for me. Only had to replace the normal wear/tear parts. Struts, rotors, plugs/wires, ext. Gets excellent gas mileage 26-28 city and 28-34 highway. Hoping it will last me another 100k which it's on the right track for. Keep up w/ your oil changes and the engine should last you forever.

Excellent gas mileage, fun to drive on the windy roads and very reliabe.

Only suggestion is to keep up w/ the maintenance and you should have no major problems.