yeah as jez. pointed out, it makes absolutely no ecnomical sense to drive these cars! they can be very expensive to fix, very annoying to fix, and sometimes you feel like kicking it. but there is something about the car when you hop on the freeway and can just fly like a bird so smooth and nible, stable like a train on straight rails, and turbo acceleration WOW! they are so interesting looking, kinda like a spaceship, kinda like a porsche, kinda like a volvo. these engines are incredible and very realible, oh and btw-these transmission aren't that bad!-well they are bad, but compared to other cars, they hold up very well! 300,000kms to any tranny is a huge number! and this is common on these cars! put in a new tranny and your good to go for another 300,000 and then some. its people who treat the transmission like its a race car that blow up! for the love of god! take a couple second to ****, and there is no need for excessive downshifting! switch to honda mtf, ignore the pinion whine, don't floor it in reverse and she will hold up just fine!