I had a LeBaron GTS Turbo which was the hatchback. Had the 5 speed. I thought it was fast at the time once the turbo kicked in. Not that fast in 1st unless you had the revs up, but then you end up smoking the clutch.
It was pretty light in the rear, that was the car where I tried going up an icy hill once so I was going slow. Got halfway up and it wouldn't go anymore so when I stepped on the brakes, the front end of the car just swung around like a pendulum and I ended up point down the hill. No traffic at the time so I went back down, turned around and got a better starting speed going up the hill so I made it the second time.