"1"=85 or 100 hp SOHC
"2" = 124 hp DOHC,
Each model was available most
years in 2 trim levels, which was denoted by a "1" or a "2"
after the model name.
The "1" is a
more economy-oriented trim level, featuring a Single
OverHead Cam (SOHC) engine. (85 hp '91-'94, 100 hp '95-02)
Below: SOHC engine -
note that the spark plugs go into the engine diagonally
below the valve cover.
This setup had better fuel
economy, but less pep. The "1" level models also
tended to have fewer features standard.
The "2" is a more sporty,
performance oriented trim level, featuring a Dual OverHead
Cam (DOHC) engine. (124 hp - all years)
Below: DOHC engine -
note that the spark plugs go into the engine vertically
along a valley in the valve cover.
This setup is quick, but not a
sports car. Still, these vehicles are zippy, while
still providing excellent economy. The "2" level cars
also featured a rear anti-sway bar in the suspension,
improving handling. Some other small details set the
trim levels apart, depending on the year of the vehicle.