Buy it cheap and run the wheels off it
Very little. TPS sensor, O2 sensor, ignition coil..
America model can be upgraded with parts from luxury models.
Diagnose with ignition key, on-off 3 times then on. Codes blink on power loss lamp.
Replace rubber $23 timing belt every 60K miles.
No problems with this one, but head gaskets can fail usually between 115 and 130K.
Valve cover gasket may leak oil.
5 speed works well. Could even handle a higher top end 6th gear.
I have had several. Very reliable, avg 26-29 mpg.
Easy to fix, you can rebuild the motor in the car if need be.
Roomy for tall drivers.
If the car lurches when shifting, install a TPS sensor.
Cheap car that makes super commuter.
I have had a few of these cars. Parts are cheap and interchange well. Easiest car to work on I ever had, with the exception being the starter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st December, 2005