Nice car, but only worthwhile if you are willing to learn to do repairs yourself
Fuel pump went at 70,000 miles, but it was caused by bad gas.
Rotors need cut or replaced every 15K miles.
Material on driver side dashboard is separating from dashboard.
First 2 settings on heater/air conditioning don't work.
EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve needed replaced at 65K miles.
Tie rod ends and struts replaced at 65K miles.
Glass on driver's side front window is scratched from the door.
Driver's side front power window needed replaced at 60K miles.
Recently started getting horrible gas mileage of 12-15mpg as opposed to 19-20 of before.
Rotor problem can be fixed or at least delayed by purchasing quality rotors and non-ceramic brakes such as Kevlar.
Blower settings can be fixed by installing new blower resistor costing about $15.
The car still looks sporty and handles well with proper tires.
Backseat legroom is very inadequate.
Car has good pickup for being so inexpensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st January, 2005