Plastic economy cars are a good thing
Alternator died (per usual with any GM car, replaced by a non GM alternator).
Shattered catalytic converter on a railroad track.
Rear seat-back fading due to sun.
I got my money's worth and then some. I like the weight of this car, 2300 lbs, especially with the 125 HP. I wouldn't mind the torque peak being lower. It seems to be around 4500. I'd like it better if it was 2200 or so, but then again, this isn't a Lotus.
Handling is good compared to other cars, but the engine and road noise may bother sensitive women and old men.
I get 29 MPG during "spirited" driving. I've almost gotten 40 MPG on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th February, 2001