Good, cheap to own car till now
I've had routine maintenance work all the miles I've owned it. The previous owner being my grandfather serviced it all all intervals for everything. The car was maintained and treated very well.
When ownership was turned over to me, it had developed a small oil leak but that was fixed.
However the problem now is at 102,000 miles the car is dead.
My #2 cylinder is completely void of any compression. This was totally out of the blue and way more costly then its worth for the age of the vehicle.
This car was good on gas which for me outweighed, the low power it had. Out of everyone I know, this car had at least 2-5 times less the gas bill of theirs'.
Once up to highway this car cruised fairly well but it would take forever to get there and forget about passing anyone on anything but the highway.
Trying to go up hills, let alone passing someone on a high in a designated passing lane, was an effort in failure.
Driving this car in the winter took some skill. It was a 5 speed, which helped me, but others it would have hurt.
The trim on this car was suspect as well, nothing was power except the "assisted steering" whatever that means.
It was a good, economical, uncomfortable car till the engine decided to go south.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd November, 2008