A mediocre entry-level car
There are several loose interior pieces that create annoying rattles.
When adjusting the driver's seat, it does not always lock in place, so it 'shifts' while driving.
The 5 speed transmission whines loudly in 4th gear at 2000 RMP - a condition that Pontiac claims is 'normal' due to the way that the gears are cut. Very annoying, since no other manual cars I have driven have exhibited this 'feature'.
The car accelerates and brakes well.
The interior is rather tighter than would be expected, given the size of the car.
The lack of a rear wiper is a serious deficiency.
The car is adequate basic transportaion for first time new car buyers, but is otherwise unimpressive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th June, 2004