No way! I learned to drive a standard shift on that very same car... In a Banana yellow :P It was my father's work car - and boy can that thing fit a lot of equipment in there
Top speed with a trailer - 60mph :P
Most of them were made with manual windows, velor trim and with a cast iron block - they last forever. And when you close the door -- chaChunk! Like tank
One thing you can do is remove the power assist steering. Ours kept blowing seals (possibly a bad relief valve - if such a thing existed in there) so we removed the belt. Steering wasn't bad at all
We parted with the car when the fuel pump/injector gave out -- with over 300K miles on the odometer and two accidents under it's belt (both not serious - but caused some body damage)
Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
Bike Miles (Begin Aug. 20 - '07): ~433.2 miles