I had this car for 9 years & 2 paint jobs. I spent a total of $3500.00 the entire time. I replaced the 194 six with a 230 when it hit about 210,000 miles. I sold it when the floors were giving way at over 250,000 miles, and it was still very reliable.... just more air conditioned. 3 speed was moved to the floor from the column.
The 2nd car is a 1992 BMW 325i (sold oct. 2002)