Perfect size for single person or
couple with two or less children. A
lot of space for the price. Handles
well and has sufficient power for the
smooth shifting 5 speed manual
transmission under the power of the 4
cyl engine. The 4 cyl engine in that
vast engine compartment puts everything
in easy accessible reach. All controls
are straight-forward and well-located.
Great fuel economy for a vehicle of
that size. This car was enough to get
me to reconsider my 14 years straight
of VW purchases.
Black plastic trim surrounding the base
of vehicle...sharp looking in contrast
to the yellow paint, and resists damage
from rocks and the like. Spare located
inside is far superior in Michigan
winters, versus under the tail end.
Reduction of road noise....squeaky
clutch pedal seems to be common on
these. Anti-lock brakes for ALL levels
of models, esp. the two wheel drive in
winter. Better tread tires should come
standard...would vastly improve winter
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