Pros: fuel economy, peppy drive, an amazing amount of space given the size.
Cons: had trouble on steep hills and/or with more than 1 passenger
This was my first car back in the late 80's, and it was amazing. While my friends were driving huge old clunkers, I bought a 4 door '86 Sprint for $1600.
We had to rebuild the engine within a year, but it ran well and was a reliable little car. The gas mileage was amazing - I fondly recall $5 fill-ups back in high school. If only I had kept that car!!!
The acceleration was surprisingly good. Of course, I was in high school and drove like a teenager, so I probably didn't treat it as kindly as I should have.