I found myself on carsurvey.org every day while trying to make the decision to buy this car for my girlfriend for not for about 6 months. I repeatedly discouraged myself because of the negative comments that I have seen about these cars on here. To tell the truth, the type of deal that I got on this car made absolutely sense to buy it. You can get an awesome deal on a used one that will end up at the same price you would pay for a newer Ford Taurus, Escort or an ugly used Honda Civic (01-05). Frankly, the dealer told me if I asked a penny lower than the price we agreed upon, the whole deal would be cancelled. I bought it for about $3500 lower than they were asking for it, which was great.
This car is absolutely gorgeous. It is an all around "chick car" that maintains its sleek look and design unlike any other car. I can understand that the car will probably need fixing every now and then, but the love my girlfriend and I have for this car is absolutely worth it. If you get a good deal on one, do not miss this chance to own a wonderful car. The look of it is almost identical to the newer models, which I really appreciate. It is low like a sports car and catches peoples attention everywhere you go. Even though I am a guy, I really enjoy taking it out sometimes.