Sporty and cute, definitely a chicks car!
The LED on the stereo went out, you have to take the stereo apart to fix it, it would cost around $300. CAD.
The light for the trunk broke when trunk was full, there was no cover on it.
The head gasket wore before 90,000 km.
The alternator had to be replaced at 100,000 kms.
The alternator is not powerful enough to sustain the electronics (bulletin from GM). There is nothing you can do except recharge the battery every so often.
Depending on the color, the paint is very thin, a small rock could scratch it.
All the belts had to be replaced at 100,000 km.
The car overall, is an economical gas saver. However, compared to my previous vehicle (Honda, Accord), it is not as good for mileage.
The seats hug (if you like that). The back seats are compact, not a lot of leg room.
I would suggest this car to other people, if they do not plan to keep the car for its lifetime.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2003