My first car, and the one I like the best
At about 150000 miles I lost a timing belt.
A clutch went out (uncaught valve leak)
Continual (slight) coolant problem.
Replaced spark plugs 150000 miles.
Short in the speedometer.
Fairly roomy, given its class.
Actually fairly quick.
Excellent grip in all weather.
My car was bought for me by my parents when I turned 16. Believe it or not, it is actually the car I was looking for. I liked its speed, handling, and mostly, its fuel economy. It was listed at about 30 miles to the gallon, but I typically get 32 to 40 out of it. I have put more than 40000 miles on it in the 3-4 years I've had it, but since I deliver pizzas for a living, that's not suprising. The only problems I've had were at 150000 miles, when everything decided to go. Otherwise, it has been a very reliable car under harsh conditions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2006