Good first car that I am sorry to see it go
Timing Belt replaced at 75,000 miles.
Ignition Switch replaced at 100,000 miles.
Automatic Transmission blew at 130,000 miles.
This great little car got me to and from college every single day for three years with no (major) problems, until my transmission went last December. I did beat the hell out of it though. It would still be running today if I took care of it.
I found the front seats to be quite comfortable, but I am a small person. The back seats, on the other hand, are very cramped.
Great on gas, but not great on highway. I could NEVER get this car over 65MPH without the steering wheel shaking violently. I could never drive it in "econ" mode because it had such horrible pickup in "Normal" mode as it is. Horrible power on steep hills, too.
I did love this car though. 4 years of reliable service despite the fact I didn't maintain it isn't bad in my book.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th March, 2004