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We must be driving very different cars then! I get a great ride out of mine (for the prices I didn't expect Lexus quality, but it exceeded expectations and I came from a Lumina to a Sonic). I did spend a little extra on the perks for the sound that were offered at the time so I wasn't disappointed with that as I knew going in what I was getting, I get excellent excelleration, but I don't jam my foot down everytime the light turns red and speed, but in the times I've had to hit it to get across oncoming traffic or pull out I get up to speed very quickly with no trouble at all. I love the choice I have with the shift too, I have automatic, but I get the manual shift option which in the snow is a great option, and the heat isn't instant, but I don't freeze and after 10 minutes of driving I'm shutting it off or turning it down from being hot. My one complaint is the air conditioner or even just the vents on to keep cool at night will cause condensation on the outside of the windshield that grow and grows the whole time. But in 2 years the car and I have been through a lot, I was rear ended by a Ford Edge, that was giong full speed, didn't hit their brakes while I was stopped at a red light, their car was totaled, I had a scratch on the bumper and wasn't even sore the next day or at all. 2 weeks later at another red light I was side swiped by a Tahoe swerving to not rear end the car in front of them, and I didn't even get the paint scratched and he lost a headlight. The most damage was caused by a deer that did I clipped (had it not moved I had missed it but it jumped as I was almost at a stop and landed just on the other side of the car opposite where he had been and I hit his back side), and that cost less than $200 at the repair shop to fix. So over all I'm happy, and very impressed that this little "plastic toy car" as you call it stood up to that punishment and walked away better than the big "man toys" that it went up against.Report it
And I do constant city driving and I actually get better gas mileage than promoted- I average 34-36 MPG, and that isn't just using the onboard system, I track it myself every fill up and out perform the 25-29 the car promised.Report it
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