She's still with me
Cynos Beta / 1994 / Manual / 1500cc
I agree with the price range Devinda quoted. The last valuation I did for mine was in late 2006 from De Silva motors, which amounted to 1,025,000. But I have seen prices across the above range depending on the year of manufacture, overall condition, the year of registration, etc.
Pros: Given the present car market, it's a good car to have. Sporty. Weighs 920 kilos on a 1500cc engine, which gives nice acceleration (enough to keep the trishaw/bus/motorcycle and maruti 800 f**kers at bay).
If you keep the revs under 2000, does 11-12 Kms/L in city, with AC. But no matter what the case I have never caught it doing less than 9 Km/L. I have never driven it outstation in all these years, so I can't comment on the fuel economy driving outstation.
Parts are from the same platform as the Starlet EP82 / AE 100 / Corsa / Tercel and are easy to find, either re-con or new.
Cons: It's a 2 door coupe. So might not be ideal for a family man (But the back seat can accommodate 2 "average sized" adults comfortably).
By the way; Are you sure about the one you looked at being 1300cc not 1500cc?