Would buy a brand new one if I could
The car has been one of the most dependable cars ever built. Normal maintenance, with critical 3000 mile oil changes are the key.
Windows need some help occasionally, suspension rust is the killer. I have had 6 through the years. Drove 100+ miles to work, plus another 75 miles a day.
This has to be the best car for the dollar you can get. Just bought another XFI from Arizona, been there all its life, plan on a total rebuild, which I expect to cost around $2500 with me doing the work. Will have an as new Metro for 1/2 the price I paid for my first Sprint new.
Through the years I tangled with 3 deer, and another car running a stop light, and got out unscathed, So do I believe in them, you bet, but would I put my inexperienced grand daughter in one, no. You have to pay attention to what goes on around you to be safe in any car, but more so in this one. But I consider them the best car ever made.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2011