This car has been very good to me other then the usual replacements on a used car with 160,000 miles. But I happened to get the automatic, which lets just say all should stay away from, because once one thing goes, it all goes as I found out. The speed stinks. It takes about 1/4-3/8 of a mile to get to 55mph. All the engine and transmission gaskets are leaking, the floor pans are all gone under both passenger and drivers feet, and the supports through the floor pans are broke and about gone.
Great for fast turns. Got to love the hatchback. MPG, looks, and part availabilities.
The under body. Tthe access when replacing rear shocks. No automatics. The lengths of hoses like the radiator hose is way too long. The wiring has too many cross feeds.