The seats keep on tilting backwards over time. Every few weeks, I have to raise them up again. It is not a "life-and-death" situation, but when you purchase a new car, you expect near perfect performance (silly me!)
From time to time, I hear a sound as if a small rock is being flung inside the engine and hitting the inside of the car frame. I don't know when or under what circumstances the sound arises, so I am reluctant to take it for a service.
The fan has 5 settings - from 0 (off) until 4 (high speed). When I turn the fan dial from the 3 setting to the 4 setting, I hear an uncomfortable clicking sound from within the dashboard.
I purchased the car for economical reasons. It was selling for the same price as the 2000 Hyundai Accent, with the added features of dual airbags (as opposed to driver's side only), power-steering, and no-pressure salesmen.
The salesperson even taught me how to drive standard transmission during the test drive!
I was not impressed with the service department though. I even question if they actually do the required maintenance when I bring my car in for the required oil-changes. Case in point: I have had a fog-lamp with a broken bulb since last August, and no serviceperson has informed me that it has been burnt - even though one of the tasks performed when I bring my car in for maintenance specifies that the service department check the function of the interior and exterior lights. If they are not checking the lights, can I really rest assured that they are changing the oil?
I really like the way the car looks from the back.
I really hate the way the car looks from the front.
Since my previous car was a bicycle, I cannot really compare its driving performance to anything else.