prices on them seem to have gone up a bit, I paid $1,900 for mine, a 1992 that had 204,000 miles on it at the time, a crunched front bumper cover, bad o2 sensor, and the start of the main tranny bearing going out, I've sence fixed all of it, and it works/looks great.
but it's not just that they are good on gas, it's a pretty well made car, the controles all feel reasonably solid, and well placed, the engine bay is easy to navigate, brakes are extreamly easy to check/replace, it's almost like they went thru the list of matence items, and made sure that you could do everything that needed to be done over the life of the car, unlike some amarican made cars where you have to unbolt the engine, and rotate it a few degrees to change spark plugs.
They do come up, from time to time, but you have to be pretty tenacious and patient. Their was one acquired in Phoenix, about a month ago. I believe the new owner paid about $3500, but it sounded like the car was also in top condition.