"I purchased my 1997 manual transmission on December 1996. I'm approaching the 11 year mark and I still have the same clutch with 226,000 miles on it! It runs perfectly. All you have to do is the scheduled maintenance and this car will last you forever. Well at least 11 years."
"Only downpoint that I've had is the air conditioner. Very weak but the dealer said it was in spec. Other than that, we've been really pleased. When we bought it in 1997, we specifically looked for the manual transmission because it gives you more control over the power. The automatics, we found, were really weak."