My transmission lost 1st gear and reverse. 5th makes a whining noise / no power in less than a month of buying.
Car clutch has never felt right since a few days of buying; had to have the clutch all the way to the floor or grind gears; it did anyway sometimes.
Pedals and gears are too close together; unless I sit way back, my foot would get caught on dashboard/underneath between the clutch pedal while the clutch is engaged, which is safety concern, and causes excessive clutch burning.
Problems getting blinkers to stay on, and when they do stay on, they never click off on their own; I have to disengage them, this is a real nuisance in a 5 speed.
From reading other reviews, it sounds like the clutch cable stretching is a major issue and an annual issue. I believe this is an issue in mine too, probably why I had to push the clutch all the way to the floor.
Power antenna sticks and makes a clicking noise.
My gas mileage reading reads less than what I actually get for gas mileage.
Button on the door for the hatchback does not work.
Lack of cup holders.
Other than the things I mentioned above, I love this car. Love the frills, and the performance
Car was very fast and tight, I was shocked when it suddenly just lost 1st gear and reverse. I thought if anything, it needed a clutch/cable.
Everything else works great in this car; power sunroof doesn't leak a drop, 6 disc changer works, but can be temperamental if CDs have scratches.
I am bummed out, paid $2600, and less than a month later (about 1500 miles), the tranny issue suddenly happens, it felt like it was being restricted or slipping slightly at the high end, when getting on it.
I thought this was also an issue with the clutch, but then tranny issue (s) happened.
If any one help me find a good used transmission for under $500, or has any advice, or thinks this tranny can be rebuilt for less, please let me know!
Thank you, Chad.