I own a white hatch like pic related,they're good cars. i like mine a lot. don't know much about that gen but they're really similar mechanically.
Thats a 4ACFE BEAMS CANT MELT STEEL EDITION 7AFE PQ-GE T-REX-VIS CE92 CARINO E-LEVIN 12 THIRTEEN
Yes, they're good. They're Toyota Corollas with cheaper interior pieces and noticeably lower resale value. Only problem is that most automatic transmissions from back then had a shorter life span than the rest of the car. Cars that old last longer if you get a manual.