I almost hate to admit it, but I bought one of these early in 1990. It was quick, but had too much wheel spin off the line or coming out of slow corners. Also the first gear was too short and second gear too long for decent acceleration, the revs dropped too much on the shift into second gear. The power band was very narrow, 5000 rpm to redline at 6800 rpm. On occasion I needed to rev the engine to the 7500 rpm rev limiter in first gear in order to avoid falling out of the power band when shifting into second. The engine tolerated the overrev, but the transmission needed a rebuild at 100k miles. I traded this car for a Neon ACR, which was infinitely better in all ways.