He's complaining about the rev drop-off and that's due to the automatic throttle positioner which most likely failed a long time ago at the 80K or so mark. They were known to eventually fail.
This car had an automatic throttle positioner which would hold the engine revs high after you pushed the clutch in until the car's speed dropped below a certain threshold, then it would cut out and drop the revs to idle. Without the throttle positioner working, that engine would indeed drop the revs like a rock when it was taken out of gear. The engine made a ton of torque and you could easily do a one wheel burnout.
It also did not have power steering and didn't need it since the car was so light. This helped in the steering / road feel department. The shifter was indeed very smooth and it had a hydraulic clutch.
One thing he forgot to show was the dot matrix led display below the radio which would show trouble information about the car, such as "Brake Booster, Lining Wear, Battery Water Level" and other things. It was very revolutionary for the day.
The car came in coupe and hatchback versions. The small rear windows could roll down on their own and had manual cranks, just like the front windows.
I definitely know he's not for everyone, but I didn't find this one as annoying as I usually do. I take no responsibility for any annoyance you may personally incur, and any future dealings on this matter will be handled by my lawyer.