The Stylus can be best described as a 4-door version of the Impulse and whereas the basic S version got some crappy econbox suspension/engine, the XS & RS versions got ZZ Handling by Lotus (spins corners like a top!!) and a 1.6 liter DOHC 16-valve engine (the XS version was NA and RS version turbo). Before you dismiss the condition of this car as a pile of parts, it is important to point out that this was one of two cars we could locate in a nationwide search. The other has no pictures and needs a windshield.
The XS trim Stylus is powered by the 4XE1-UW inline-4, which is rated at 130 horsepower for the US market. This is a non turbo version of the engine found in the Impulse/Stylus/Elan M100 and should be fun mated to the supplied 5-speed gearbox.
According to this vintage advertisement, the Stylus will keep drifting through an inch of standing water while Mercs, Bimmers and Lexii explode air bags into your face.