Small, durable, reliable, but not perfect
Battery died in the winter of '05, starting in deep cold still touchy even with fresh battery.
5th gear blew up on the interstate at 209k, drove home in 4th gear.
Burns 1.5 quarts of oil between changes.
Door handles break semi-regularly; poor material.
Loud interior road noise at speeds above 45mph.
Great on gas, 35mpg even at 70mph.
Feels good to drive, very solid car.
Handles turns very well.
Deceptively large trunk space.
Decent backseat space for a small car.
Great for DIY mechanic.
Still runs great after 227k miles and 15 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2007