I was offered this car in a deal I couldn't refuse. I was first impressed with its imperturbable ride and the quiet, smooth engine; however, I was concerned that because of its size, it would be not only be a gas hog, but would also have poor handling qualities.
I have since discovered that on the freeway even at speeds of 75 mph (speed of traffic) interspersed with stop-and-go traffic, I get between 22 and 24.5 miles per gallon. Not only that, but the more I drive it, the more I appreciate its ability to maneuver and corner. While it's no muscle car, it's eminently capable of staying with the flow of fast-moving, competitive freeway drivers, if you take my meaning.
If I'm not watching the speedometer, I find I cannot tell the difference between 55 mph and 75 mph merely by listening to the sound of the engine and the wind.
The manual seat cannot be brought to a fully upright position. There are no cup holders. There are no map pockets on the backs of the front seats.
On washboard surfaces, the car delivers a very bumpy ride. On a smooth highway, it's like a canoe on a glassy lake.
The glove compartment is indeed small, and the trunk is indeed large.