Overall good car with some minor glitches
The heater makes a slight rattling noise when it is on front defrost.
The ignition sticks at times, and does not allow for the key to be turned or the car to be started. After a few tries it usually works, though.
The sunroof will open, but won't close. I haven't had it looked at, but I assume it's a bad connection with the switch or something to that effect.
Good gas mileage, although not what is advertised for this car.
The car has a problem with latches:
Trunk will not close. The latch on the trunk that hooks onto the 'tooth' on the body of the car seems to be bent forward, and misses the latch.
Back seats that fold down in a 60/40 type deal do not latch onto their teeth when closed, but just rest there.
The gas tank cover closes, but takes some work to get it latched.
The backseat is TINY. Don't count on fitting anything in there, including people. Trunk space is ample, however.
The car handles like a dream. It's a fun little car to drive; especially with the manual transmission. Step on the gas, and it picks right up, and step on the brake, it slows right down.
The floormats are junk. Get new ones.
The driver's seat, although not power, is more than you'd expect for a car like this. Adjusts forward/backwards, reclines forwards/backwards, adjusts up and down, and has a 4-position lumbar support.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th February, 2004