I bought this car as a second car to use on my private investigation job. I have driven it all over NJ and am now in NC. I only intended to get a year or so out of it, since it had 94K on it when I bought it in 2002. Now 6 years latter I still have it. It has hardly cost me anything since I bought it. A/C, everything works great. Getting 25 mpg around town and 30 on hwy. I would like something newer, but can't get rid of this car. Best $1,100 ever spent getting it.
Able to carry almost anything in the cargo area. Fuel economy.
At 140,000 miles it has had almost no
problems. It has a torquey engine that
has good power at lower RPMs, but it
seems to run out of steam in the 4,000-
5,000 RPM. The interior is
functional and well designed, the
exterior is conservative yet handsome
and almost looks slightly athletic at
certain angles. The engine gets good
gas mileage no matter how I drive it.
It runs well. Road and engine
vibrations are felt throughout the
car. It handles well despite its
relatively soft suspension and the
generous body roll. The steering is
relatively heavy and is fairly
frictionless, but it can be a little
The relatively spacious trunk/cargo
area. Plus, with the seats down it can
hold a wheelbarrow and just about
anything else I've put in there.
A better fit on the interior pieces
along with some better materials.