The first 10000 miles were fine ...it gets good gas mileage on the road, however it was
downhill from there...Brakes grinded and front end bumped while turning the steering wheel ...every month it had increasingly poor accelleration and worst of all this car was unsafe. Often the manual transmission would not go into reverse and then it quickly got to where it would not shift from second gear to third while getting on freeways. I almost got rear-ended several times.
Rather than have this junk pile worked on I traded it off after one year while it was still under warranty. Buy a Toyota