"Got this car as my first car with 50k miles on it over 3 years ago. This car has been a godsend to me with it's unrelenting reliability and as a bonus it's extremely easy for me to maintain with no training instead of paying an arm and a leg at a mechanics. It's a fun quirky little car that never ceases to amaze myself and others with it's consistent performance. Never had an issue with emissions, transmission or engine. Just maintain it and drive it and it'll be golden for over 200k miles."
"Just passed the 201,000 mile mark and have had very few problems with it, the biggest being a new water pump, but stuff like that is to be expected with age. Got the car when I was 16 and still driving it 7 years later. Definitely opt for the manual, you'll be missing all the fun if you go with an automatic, and the automatics do have some transmission problems."
"I bought my car for 3200 with a brand new paint job and a pretty extensive list of performance things done to it. This car has been nothing but great. Its reliable fun to drive, and quick. I would recommend these cars to everyone."