Dependable Gas Miser with minor flaws
Had a rattling noise coming from the engine when it was brand new, turned out to be a cable, I noticed it was not securly in a holder, so after correcting that it was fine.
Am having problems with a grinding noise in the front wheels when turning sharply, almost sounds like the brakes are grabbing on rusty drums, also to comment on breaks, the brakes especially after sitting for 12hrs. or so on a damp day, seem to have a rusty grind to them when applied the first couple times.
Air Conditioning is not the coldest, but it is a black car so this may be the problem, should have it checked out.
This car likes to jump around on really windy day's, sometimes it is really bad and I have to reduce speed under 70mph.
Noticed some trim is coming loose on the inside door edge.
Engine idles louder the longer I own it.
Noticed radio jumping set station by a couple points or two, hit preset again an it was fine, this has happened about three times.
Very good on gas, average 32-35mpg.
Not the smoothest car I have driven, you definitely will feel road imperfections.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2004