Great student or commuter car
Had to get new tire when rim was bent in accident.
I looked for a car for about 3 months. I went through nearly 80 cars until I found this car. Originally I was looking for a Honda accord with 160k or so, but when I found this car even with its high mileage I knew it was the one.
With over 200k most cars wouldn't be something I would even look at, but the last owner kept proper maintenance and this thing is beautiful! It drives, sounds, and looks a lot newer then its age. Most of my friends believe it is a 90 something when they drive in it. Its engine just keeps going and going.
This car isn't really powerful at 90hp it doesn't have great pickup, it goes and can cruise at 70 nicely so and get 28mpg easy, but with 4 people in the car your going to have to give room for it to accelerate when pulling into traffic. I think a Manual would operate a lot better, it isn't a heavy car and I think the speed could have to do with it's gearing.
The inside is very comfortable with lots of room and easy to use controls.
It is also a very reliable car. It has been run off the road twice, once its previous drive ran it into a ditch during the winter and it went into some woods due to high speeds, but other than a few minor scratches that I'm working on buffing out and a few minor dents it is no worse for the ware. It's TCO has been very low so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2005