its turning into a classic
February 2, 2012
I got my VR-4 about 10 years ago. I love the thing, but it does have its share of issues. The weak transmission and the lifter ticker are probably the 2 biggest issues with the car. Also when the drive train was designed I think they did not care about the people who will have to service the car down the road.
The exterior styling is great, especially because the car is about 17 years old and still looks modern. The rear quarters tend to get rust, I have seen it on mine, and noticed it on many others. Except for that the body is solid.
The interior is ahead of its time, not to great by current standards but in 1995 I am sure it was probably rivaling the Bentley and other high end vehicles. The rear seats are pretty much useless, the hatchback makes the trunk fairly large.
Performance is great, the twin turbos and AWD set this car apart from anything that was on the road back then. I can still keep up with the current mustangs but you can start to feel the difference 15 years or technology makes when you go up against the new camaro or a modified mustang.
Overall I love the car, its fast and fun. The AWD keeps the car tight on turns and gives the driver the extra control that you do not have in traditional RWD sports cars. Just have some money set aside if you are thinking about getting this car, it does have issues that can be expensive to fix, also it doesn't help the car is becoming rare and rare usually means expensive hard to find parts....