Cheap, fun, fast, comfortable car
We bought the car with a bad engine and replaced the engine. The replacement engine blew in less than 1,000 miles. Then replaced it a second time, this all costing more than three times the amount paid for the car. Only paid $1,000 for it.
The engine is a beast, definitely a best in class.
Transmission is awful with it's second gear starts, but feels good in traffic.
The front seats are a bit too firm, back seats a bit too soft.
The climate control system works wonderfully.
It's extremely quiet at low speeds however there is wind noise at higher speeds.
For being such a big car it's a blast to drive, all the drive-train feels more like it belongs to a sports car. Actually handles better and drives faster than my last car, a 300ZX.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2004