Reliable car for the northwest, snow and sand fun with great MPG!
It didn't come with A/C, and I had the dealer put it on. It blew shortly after purchase. They had charged it to an incorrect level and put the wrong belt on, they later told me.
I consistently got over 30 mpg on this car. It is one of those, love it or hate it. My husband HATED it. The seats are not really made for "big" people (read old and fat like us).
I used it as my daily commuter, living in the country on acreage and driving to the city, the 4 wd often came in handy. Being only 1 1/2 hours from the Pacific ocean, it was great to take the t-tops off and head to the beach where you can drive on the sand and have some fun.
Plenty of room for overnight/weekend luggage for two. My dogs loved the t-tops.
My husband is balding so he would have his t-top on to protect his head from sun-burning, I would have mine off. He would have the A/C on for his asthma. The 6 CD dish changer under the passenger seat was a bit inconvenient, but appreciated on a long trip.
Not something you want to drive across the country in for sure. But what else out there gets great mileage, never lets you down reliability wise... that you can EASILY park in the city.
Nothing I've had since compares (my husband was happy to see it go). We just agree to disagree on this one car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2010