I was very excited when I first bought this car due to the failures and disappointments of my previous one. I did not know what to expect from it though. What I quickly realized though is that this car is not at all disappointing.
The 205 horsepower on the engine moves this car along and gives it appreciable speed. It would be a lot quicker were it not for the very wide first gear. Despite this it is still quick enough to be far from slow by any means.
The car is extremely dependable. I've sometimes abused it by accidentally underestimating its capabilities, but it still runs just like it did when I bought it and hasn't had any engine malfunctions yet.
The gas economy on the car is great considering what it is. I average 22 miles per gallon with city driving. I don't drive it very conservatively either.
The only annoying thing about this car is the fact that the wiring is sub-par (window and turn signal problems) and the carpeting is coming loose in multiple places. But other than these cosmetic shortcomings the car itself is great. The things that would make this car perfect would be better wiring, better carpeting, a little more horsepower, and a less wide first gear.