A cheap upgradeable subwoofer-machine.
Driver side seat broken since 1997. It doesn't stay back when you put it all the way back.
I replaced the CV joints in 1999 and then again in 2002.
Along with the CV joints I replaced struts, shocks, brakes and bushings in 2002.
Rear bumper is plastic on the outside, but there is a lot of rust underneath and it needs to be replaced.
Speakers blown, replaced as needed with aftermarket, along with a new head unit.
Defroster on rear window stopped working in 1998.
Knob for temperature controls is broken.
Air conditioner compressor broke in 2001.
The brakes need to be replaced very often. I usually replace them every summer just to be on the safe side.
Lots of plastic parts that break easily; seems to be cheaply made.
Needs to have a stick shift version, but you can get some performance out of the 2.3 version like I do. Adding an exhaust and an intake makes a great sound due to the higher compression of the 2.3.
The automatic comes in two versions, a 3 and a 4 speed version. You definitly want the 4 speed version because without it you have terrible take offs and make no power until over 40. I have had the car not shift until 55 miles per hour in first gear just stomping on the accelerator in drive.
A set of subs sounds great in the car, but sometimes the small plastic parts rattle along with the rear bumper, which is due to rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th August, 2002