I owned one of these, a USA California version, for about ten years. The
car rides very comfortably - great suspension, IMHO. The six gas engine
is the 110 engine DOHC with manual valve adjustment. This engine is a
detuned, 142 HP version of the high compression 180 HP european engine.
The fuel economy is average - about 16 to 22 mpg as I recall and only
average in acceleration performance. 3,500 lb car and 142 HP - do the math.
The climate control system on these is their soft spot. If it works well
it's great, otherwise could be an expensive repair. The "servo" is quite
expensive to replace, even with a rebuilt unit and those are too often
flaky. So be sure the climate control works in all modes before passing
I'm surprised the blue dashboard isn't cracked above the instruments,
most of the blue ones are by now - unless the car was garaged most of
Nice car but unless you need a gas engine I'd look for a '83 to '85
turbodiesel - in good condition.