...and the first car I ever lost money on. I hated this thing moments after I purchased it. Cost me $7K, and a lot of headaches. My parents said it was my... Show more driving (and in part, that may be). But I found it listed in a book once as one of the all-time worse cars built. And it only listed the '88 model, right up there with the Corvair! I swore off owning another GM after that, but I have purchased a few more since.
The pic is not my car, but it looks very close. They all look the same, pretty much. 1988 Limited silver two-door. Ugly.
The only thing I can say good about this car is its relatively good performance. For a family car. When it ran. I topped it at about 125 once. She may have gone higher, but I couldn't do it with the pedal buried. Maybe if I had enough highway I could eek out a little more. But then again, 125 in that car was pretty dicey.
Had a friend from highschool that owned the same car, with about 20K miles more than mine. Everytime his went into the shop, mine followed. Another clue that there was more than the driver at fault!
Another problem is I bought this after my Mitsubishi Cordia was totalled. I loved that car, and this car was its opposite.
It lasted me through the first couple of years of college. I traded it in running on four of the six cylinders and a transmission that was slipping away. I had no idea of the true mileage by then, the instrument cluster had gone out once and when I got it back from the dealership, the odometer would spin out of control. Sometimes forward, sometimes backwards, and sometimes it wouldn't move at all! Anyway, if anyone reads this, steer clear of the '88 model.
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My first *real* sports car, bought after a long relationship ended back in 2001. The best trade I've ever done!
She had a red/black interior! Very ra... Show morere. I say *had* because I traded her recently. I thought I would never get rid of this car, but all good things must come to an end. Besides, it was time to let the past go, right? I'll have another one some day.
A friend named her "F-1" after riding in it one night. Coincidently, as all S2000 owners know, they do share a lot in common with the technology that is used in Honda's F-1 racing. So the name fittingly stuck. She was a beaut. I'm sure someone else is enjoying her now. More than I can say for my x.
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These cars are extremely rare in the US. I wish I had another. I bought a 1987 silver Mitsubishi Cordia in 1993 for $2000. I've only seen a few since,... Show more and all have had the checker-patterned interior. It was a fun car to drive, and quite fast for its time.
She never had a nick-name, but it always reminded me of the Go-Go Gadget car on that cartoon. It even had the louvers on the back. Kinda reminded me of a poor-man's lotus, too.
The following pics are not of my car (I don't know if any even exist). I *borrowed* these from a couple of other sites. Oh, and mine wasn't a turbo, either.
It was my first sports car, and first car with a sunroof. I loved this car, but only had it a short time. Around the 100K mile mark, the carburetor went out. I think. Never did tell exactly what caused the problem. I had a mechanic take a look and he accidentally caught the engine on fire!
After replacing some of the wiring and carburetor, it still didn't run right. Found out the carb was the wrong one for the model, and getting another seemed impossible. So I finally contacted the insurance and they totaled it for $2000. I sold the pull-out radio for $250, making a bit of a profit from the whole deal. I didn't have to pay the mechanic, either: he didn't have a fire extinguisher in his shop and wanted to avoid any conflicts that may have risen from the situation :)
If anyone has one for sale in the US, please let me know! I'd love to have another. Show Less