Technically, this was my first car
. Still have it and really like it despite some age issues, minor design flaws, and abysmal gas consumption. Mine is the same color. 6 speed, 1.3L R2. Not much torque (~159 lb. ft.), but its pretty quick b/c its light, has good power (238hp) and doesn't redline until 9K rpm. 0-60 is about 5.8 seconds in competent hands.
This was my first vehicle. Lots of memories associated with it - some very good, some very bad. It was a good truck. If I had been more mature and taken care of it I bet it would still be running like a top. Had it for 130K miles and never had to do ANYTHING to it. Not even replace the clutch. Mine was dark blue/green with the same cheesy graphics package as the one in the picture. 5 speed, 2.3L 4-banger. It had the California emissions package which made the output about 93hp. 0-60 took somewhere north of 13 seconds.