2000 Acura 1.6 EL 1.6 from North America
Overall for my first car I don't think I could have bought a better car
The only thing that has gone wrong with car was the driver door actuator went on me. It cost 180 for the part and 100 dollars to install, it's worth it to have my key less working though.
I was very surprised when I bought this car. It gets incredible fuel economy, I get about 500 km on one tank in the city!! Those are reasonably hard kilometers, I hit redline or close to it often.
It has good power for a small car around the city it's great. Even passing on the highway it does alright.
Sometimes I will drop down to third gear to pass, but that usually is not needed. Before I bought this I drove around Chevy corsica and that was a joke. I timed it from 0-60 mph it took 17 seconds, what the hell it that! The el does it in 8, that's a bit quicker.
It is also very comfortable. I have a bad back and I find it fine for short or long trips. The seats could be a little more supportive when you start to push it hard.
The dealer that I went to was extremely nice. I have never seen a dealership that was this good, they are just like your friends.
This my first car and I love it. I have never driven an import before this car and I will never go back. Everything is better about them from the smooth reliable power to the high resale value.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2004
3rd Feb 2008, 23:08
I love this car.
14th Apr 2008, 16:09
Wow, your first car and the previous one was a corsica. hmm...
30th Sep 2009, 02:31
Wish I would have saw this car before I bought a 2002 Mazda Protege... damn rubber plastic timing belt, not much for the parts, but comes to 700-800 dollars with labour.