Cheap piece of junk
Fuel system failed - car would jerk uncontrollably in traffic. Required about a $300 fix.
Design issue with brakes. Rotors and pads were replaced in rear for about $300 only to go out again immediately.
Passenger door lock was almost impossible to open/close.
Passenger window was almost impossible to open/close.
A/C went out - a fuse blew that controlled the fan, but after I replaced that the actual unit never seemed to work again either. It would blow but not cold (sucks in Florida).
No pickup at all.
Manual car but didn't come with tachometer.
It was my first car. I paid $1200 for a car that had only 65000 miles and was really clean, so I thought I was getting a nice deal. I put in at least that much money into repairs in the year that I owned it.
I guess it was an OK first car, but it wasn't really reliable. It did get good gas mileage though. Back in 2000 that really didn't matter because gas was cheap, but perhaps that would be a bigger issue now. Either way, I would not recommend the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd May, 2009