Damn man. You've had your luck w/them, huh! Yeah, this tranny was passive from 3rd to 4th, but the reverse gave out and takes forever to kick into gear. Once it is good, it is good. But, it can take some time. Also, it shifts from park to drive very hard.
Honestly, I can't complain about the car. I bought it 3 years ago for 600 bucks and it has treated me VERY well, thankfully. 162000 on the Odo. I love it. Though, not as much as my Bimmer. . . . which is now out of commission until who knows when! #$)(%*&@#)*($! Sorry, still not over it. :-D