A reliable vehicle with plenty of standard features at a great price
The paint job is fairly cheap. The paint chips and scratches fairly easily. I've developed scratches and chips already and have only had the car for about seven months now.
The 140 HP 2.2L ECOTEC engine is pretty zippy for inner-city use. The car definitely shouldn't be used for drag racing, or any other type of racing for that matter. Acceleration is a bit delayed, the acceleration pedal lacks quick precise response. The brake pedal is stiff to engage when braking due to the rear drum brakes as well as the small diameter front discs. Brake griding can be heard inside the cabin at times. This car has very poor handling and excessive movement of the chassis when turning. One needs to decelerate dramatically when turning to prevent fishtailing, which I've done on one occasion. Despite all the previous noted deficiencies, this vehicle performs well and is unbeatable for the price it's offered at and all the standard features it comes with.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th September, 2002