The perfect all around car
Had to have the starter replaced twice (within 3 months and the second time was due to problems with the installation of the new starter)
Car runs amazingly well, but paint job is not great... starting about two years ago, paint is coming of the car in huge flakes. Now it's more primer than paint and is starting to rust.
I think this is the perfect car for the money. I bought it when starting university and it's time to get a new one, but I just can't find a car that compares.
The cargo room is tremendous. I've had everything from a water heater, to desks, to a lazy boy recliner in the back of my car and always been able to close the hatch.
A little underpowered on the highway, great in town and good mileage.
Seats are really comfortable and makes a great car for road trips (unless you have to sit in the back, but I'm the driver so it's not me!)
I have been everywhere and done everything with this little car and if they still made them I would buy another in a heartbeat. For now I'm just working my way to 500,000 KM.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2004