Uncomfortable but practical
Carpet getting torn up easily.
No other issues.
I get 26mpg with city driving, in the 30s with highway driving. If you are considering or own this car, fuel economy is probably important, and this car delivers.
The transmission is constantly upshifting like crazy, which probably hurts gas mileage, and the pedal is extremely sensitive, but it forces a lot of power out of the car, so acceleration is more than adequate, and substantially better than the xB or Versa.
It gets thrown around on bumpy roads, but it handles fine. The bodykit makes the car really low, and it will scape easier than most cars. It's terrible in the snow.
The seat is too low, doesn't go back far enough, is shaped well but very stiff, and the steering wheel is too far forward and doesn't telescope. Combined with the lacking footroom (especially for your left foot, there's no dead pedal) and an overly sensitive gas, which is too close to the brake, this car is extremely uncomfortable to drive especially if you're anywhere near 6 feet tall or more.
This car was a gift from my parents, and I'm stuck with it, but I would not have bought it new for comfort reasons alone. I drive with extra cushions, with my shoes off, using cruise control if I go long distances.
By contrast the rear seats are great, take 3 people easily and fold down to make the entire back flat. I can fit more crap in it than many SUVs.
The interior is all plastic, but it feels solid, the only really cheap part is the carpeting, which is tearing, especially on the drivers side above, and to the sides of the floormats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2010