My dad purchased this car for me, as my second car. It was extremely nice at first, and I loved it. This car does lack extreme horsepower. It takes me about 20-25 seconds to reach 60! Slowest car I have ever driven. The transmission is starting to act up, and the struts are starting to go. Air conditioning was charged when my dad purchased it, and then it was warm agian the summer after. Didn't even last 1 year! But the car has never let me down. Always starts, even when it's cold outside. The paint chips like no other. And the windows leak entremely bad. When I drive on the expressway, all I hear is wind, and that's with the windows up.
Stereo sounds good, but all 4 speakers were blown when purchased, so I had to spend $220 replacing speakers. The interior was built great, and is layed out great.
Faster engine (More Horsepower), better fuel economy (only 19 MPG on a 2.0)