Great On Gas... That is about it : (
Started rattling (dash) at around 10,000kms.
Door skin fell off around 10,000kms!
Material on seats and on door skin is starting to actually pull away at the stiching.
Lights stopped working today randomly 20,000kms.
Stereo sometimes goes ahead and resets itself! Clock stays fine, but all the other settings reset. (very annoying!) This started at about 500kms.
Sometimes doesn't start the first try!
I bought this car when GM had their 'employee discount' late in 2005. I figured "hey, new car, new Chevrolet spirit, this has to be worth the money!"
...boy was I wrong...
It gets great gas mileage, mind you. The transmission feels real solid, but GM was always known to produce pretty good drivetrains.
It seems to lack in every other neighborhood though. The quality is very lacking in terms of fit and finish, clunking, electronics. It seems like all of these little 'bugs' started around 10,000kms as well.
Does GM program their cars to destruct after 10,000kms? :D.
This is a good car if you want something new, cheap, and great on gas! If you are like me and get annoyed with every single creek and rattle, go do yourself a favour and spend the extra few grand on an import. You will thank yourself in the end!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th September, 2006