Fun car with its share of quality problems
Power steering pump began leaking approximately 200 miles after I bought it.
Also, began to idle rough, resulting in fuel filter replacement.
Ground effects became loose, also beginning to crack and fade.
Very comfortable car, rides quite well for having such low-profile tires.
Reasonably fast, decent throttle response.
Although this model car comes with its fair share of problems, I lucked out and all the major problems were taken care of before I purchased it, including: Rear brake calipers and rotors, alternator, parking brake system, mufflers, fuel injectors, struts ($1100), power window motors/sensors and transmission.
It is a quick, fun car to drive when it is running properly.
Cabin is well laid-out, and the steering wheel radio controls are a nice touch.
I would recommend it as a beginner car, only if it has been well cared for, otherwise they build up problems fast.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2003