A stylish and fun ride
Even though it was driven hard and raced regularly, I didn't encounter a single problem.
2nd gear was notchy at times and would sometimes stick when shifting at high rpm.
The car is relatively quick and can out-handle almost any other front wheel drive sport compacts.
The interior quality is top notch and on par with cars nearly twice the price.
It's leather bucket seats are extremely comfortable and supportive.
Seating and shifter position are perfect.
Exterior styling is simply beautiful.
It's Camry engine was very reliable, but did not suit the car's sporty character.
The engine would often run out of breath at around 5,800 rpm.
Safety is beyond excellent. I was hit near head on by a Caprice wagon speeding at nearly 55 mph. I was completely unharmed. The locking seatbelt saved my face from the airbag and the front crumple zones absorbed all of the impact. The car was unfortunately totaled.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2003