"I got this car a few months ago, and I really haven't had any problems with it. The only big thing is that it burns oil and that the 3rd gear went out a month in, it was getting me 45+ mpg but with no 3rd gear I have to work the engine a little more so now it gets me 20-25. If I could recommend somebody a car for a starter this would be it!"
"Buy a low-mileage unit that is clean and you'll be able to drive it forever. Combined city/hwy mpg is around 45 with my 5 spd. Tires are 12" and tough to find nowadays. Fun little car, but tinny, small and mediocre styling. Who cares with gasoline at $3 a gallon!"