Nothing fancy, but something very special
Rusty exhaust plagued this car since I've had it, but I don't mind a loud ride.
Radiator had to be replaced because the transmission fluid line rusted threw.
Right side ball joint had to be replaced.
Distributor cap had to be replaced.
At some point the car started to leak oil I believe around the oil pan, but not sure.
Driver side CV boot had to be replaced.
Water pump had to be replaced due to having just water in the cooling system in freezing weather. (my fault)
Factory Battery had to be replaced.
Front wheel barrings had to be replaced a few times near the end of the cars life.
Finally after a year of driving with no oil the camshaft locked up and ripped the upper timing belt sprocket off. (my fault) :` (
This car was one of the best purchases I've ever made. It treated my family and I very well and we are all sad to see it go the way it did.
I have to say this car is great for all ages. It's a good first car for a young person and a great gas saver for anyone else. It was my family's main car, but is also good as a back up car and I've known some others to use these cars as winter drivers.
Tho this car IS ugly, it does still turn heads with its odd look and stands out in its own way because of it.
I gave comfort marks a 7 because tho the seats are not that comfy and there is no leg room in the back to speak of... there is allot of front leg and head room for a tall person in this car. I am a 6'2" heavy set guy that had more problems getting into bigger cars then this one so that's why I gave comfort marks a 7. How ever if you're a shorter person then comfort would be at 3 or 4.
I bought this car in MI and took a road trip to CA. A year later I drove it back to MI and the car ran like a dream on both trips. Not 1 problem during the drive. So as long as you get the car checked up, it is good for cross country trips for 1 or 2 people.
Some people call these cars "disposable cars". Those people never owned one.
I just wish I got to own one of these cars when it was brand new because the care I would put into it would have made the car last for ever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2008