A very quick runner that still gets 36 miles to the gallon
I had to replace the usual things, brakes, one wheel cylinder, a ball-joint, and two sets of tires. Overall, the car has been very reliable and relatively inexpensive for upkeep.
The shifting in the five speed is direct and smooth unlike a lot of other cars I've owned.
The handling is very good if you use a good set of 15" low profile tires.
But they are known as an EXi not LXi as people call them. LXi is an aftermarket parts model that autoparts stores use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2002