Best vehicle in this class overall, price and UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE
Oxygen sensor replaced DIY.
The Climate Control system is very seriously flawed. Designed by NipponDenso, Denso USA, and used by many Japanese manufacturers.
In order to increase MPG the ability for fresh airflow is severely restricted by the size and location of the cabin atmosphere exhauster port.
Restricting outlet airflow does reduce the need for the A/C compressor to run, but at the same time increases the probability of the cabin atmospheric humidity rising to the dewpoint of the windshield and windows.
Vehicle is therefore horribly subject to instances of sudden and spontaneous windshield fogging in cool and cold climates.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2004