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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Newbury Park, CA
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I have had mine for about six years. In that time, it has been very reliable (stranded once when a wire snapped due to age). Mine has 138,000 miles on it, and I drive it hard after it is warmed-up. It has never been re-built.

Most of the first two years of ownership was replacing "old" stuff (shocks, bearings, joints, rubber, etc...). The car is 20+ years old - you just have to stay ahead of it.

Mine is a California car. I pulled the smog pump (99% of Smog Stations don't look for it anyway during the visual inspection). With a new CAT, my passes smog with flying colors.

Oh, if someone were to ask, I'd consider it very reliable overall. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

Tip: Get the nicest one you can afford. Tons of service records are a big plus!
1986 - 930 Coupe / 2016 - BMW X5 xDrive35i / 2015 - Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT / 2018 -Porsche 911 Carrera 7MT
Old 01-22-2008, 10:18 PM
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