125 HP
120 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2100 LB
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
5spd close ratio
Top Speed
118 MPH
Zero to Sixty
8.8 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
24/30 MPG

Found browsing Craigslist in 2015. Seemed to good to be true. Drove all the way to Ithaca NY to see the car. Turned out to be this person's retired track day car for 15 years. Tucked away in his garage, covered in nearly an inch of dust and cat hair, it still fired up and ran after sitting for nearly 2 years. I bought it immediately and drove it over an hour home a few days later. Even running like absolute crap it still kept pace up the back roads with my friends mostly stock scion tc who had driven me down to pick up the car. It may have been filthy, leaking, tired, had the worst tape deck in the world and smelled like moth balls, but the drive home showed me that if even while abused and neglected it could still hold its own against a modern Japanese tuner coupe, imagine the potential it could hold if done up properly. The car came with bins full of spare parts, both stock and aftermarket, and all the manuals one could ever need for reference to do a restoration. So after nearly 2 years of sorting, cleaning, testing, tuning, polishing, swearing, bleeding, and cursing the people who had created it, I finally had the gem that had been there all along. The spirit of the 80s hott hatch hadn't been lost at all, just simply covered in dirt.

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