Bang for the buck
I had to replace the rear brakes when I purchased it, because they were ground down to the metal.
Also, there is an LED out in the dash display that blacks out MPH 1-50, but I haven't replaced that. Nothing else.
The air doesn't work. It holds the freon, but the compressor won't kick on. I just run it with the windows down and the moonroof open when it's hot. I'm not going to put any money into this beater - the point was to buy a fuel efficient daily driver.
The heat guard under the car (plastic) bent downwards after I backed up on some snow/ice, and was dragging on the ground. A little elbow grease and some cable ties fixed that. It has 173,000 miles on it, it starts every time, and it's a pleasure to drive.
I bought it for $1,600 ($1,500 plus $100 for the CD/DVD/MP3 player) in southern Indiana. I can't ask for anything better. It starts every time.
The moon roof works and doesn't leak, which was surprising to me on such an old car.
It was actually totaled and has a rebuilt title, but nothing has gone wrong. I know some people whine about buying these cars after being driven very hard, but I knew that about it when I bought it, and it still hasn't had any problems. If you're looking for a moderately fuel efficient car (I get about 25 MPG average) on a budget, get one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2012