For a new car -- this was good value for the money
Rear speaker blown (vibration), had to cut wire because couldn't access for replacement without taking large pieces of the vehicle apart (not worth time, or cost for someone else to do.
Transmission started to grind a bit when using reverse gear until engaged.
Nothing else major.
Enjoyed this vehicle. First one I ever bought new. I wanted a standard transmission, so settle for no A/C at the time. A/C would be worth it now, but I would still get a manual given the choice.
This was a great travelling car, and we crammed stuff inside with the fold down back seat hatch back. I was a student at the time so this was one of the vehicles I could afford new.
This one would not have been not good for families -- 2 door, tough for child seats, and there were no tether bolts anywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2007