I drove a few of the 1980s MPI V6 equipped Z24's and they were really neat cars. They handled well, and had plenty of punch under the hood. And they got about 30 mpg on the highway. For a buyer on a budget they provided a lot of bang for the buck. Another neat car of this vintage was the turbo 2.0 liter Pontaic 2000/Sunbird, those things put out between 150 - 165 horsepower back in the 1980s when most 4 cylinder sport fwd cars were lucky to have 100 horsepower. Car & Driver loved to trash the turbo 2000/sunbird and the Z24. It got so bad that during one test between about 10 different sporty fwd cars, the turbo 2000/Sunbird beat the competition in every performance/handling catagory, and they still trashed it in their reviews. Back then they should have been called their magazine Import Car & Driver, fortunately in recent years they have gotten more neutral and fair in their reviews. But back in the day those idiots at C&D would have taken a (4 banger) 1986 Porsche 924S (150 horsepower) over a 1986 TPI Corvette (230 horsepower), they were so biased in favor of imports.