Bought it new in Mar 01 to commute
between VA and CT plus a lot of around
town. 87,500 miles latter I'm just
doing my first brake job. Other then
oil and gas and the occasional
windshield wipers I've had no, repeat
NO, problems. I had the fuel pump
upgraded for free at 67K due to the
recall, but it wasn't a problem yet.
Could always use more power, but it's
got enough for commuting and I
routinely get 30+mpg mixed driving.
Oh, I'm 6'2", 230#, so the interior
room is GREAT for me solo. My three
sons are all teen agers and the oldest
is a big 16, so it does get a little
crowded with all four onboard. Good
enough car to give to the oldest for
his first ride.
-Safety (airbags and antilock brakes)
-Loads of room in the hatchback, you
wouldn't believe what I've been able
to transport! How about a Lazy Boy,
small round kitchen table, and two
kitchen chairs, all inside the car,
and the hatch shut!
More power, a little more legroom in
the back, better mileage... Oh heck, I
think the new 5-door ZX-5 SVT answers
all my wants. I think one is in order
as soon as I pass this one on to my
I was not very happy with this vehicle
whatsoever. It seems like I had
everything happen to this vehicle.
Side mirrors just simply fell off for
no apparent reason. Alignment went
off consistently. Transmission went
out ($3000). To be honest I NEVER
felt comfortable getting into it
because I was always worried it would
fall apart. Very fun vehicle to drive
when it actually ran.
Factory sound system, acceleration,
More reliable, give me a transmission
and some components that have some
sort of longevity. Definitely got
what I paid for.
Bought factory certified at 13500. 1 wk
later safety recall on engine
cable. At 30000 the front brakes and
rotors wore thru. My previous car went
150000 on rotors and brakes. I know how
to drive and take care of a car. Had
them replaced with heavy duty rotors.
Even new brakes squeal like a pig. Part
of the appeal, huh? During ice and snow
the steering wheel will whip out of
your hands when turning a curve. The
next safety recall, the fuel pump.
Causes surges, lags and hey, no power
while going 50 mph. They fixed for
free. The CD player has now died. After
a fuel injection cleaning and tune up I
do get 42 on highway, 28 in city, less
First car with cruise control, I like
it and tilt column.
A big trunk should have a big opening
so you can fit big things in.
Make driver armrest longer. Better
lumbar support. Need lock on glove
compartment. Back seats should fold
down. Cup holders too close to dash.
Place headlights higher for better
I really like this car. Its fun to
drive and it has alota pep in it for a
small car. I got this car 8/04. The
dealer was having a big sale but in
their add they missprinted the price of
my car! I got it for just under
$7,000! Its loaded except it doesn't
have a sunroof:( Front Brakes sound
and feel weird some times but they work
when you need them. I have drive 1000
miles on it just this last month lol.
The car came with 57,000 miles on it
already. When I got the car the bumper
had lots of specaly dots of missing
paint. But the dealer hooked me up
with a free touch up job. Another cool
thing they gave me free was keyless
I like the stereo system sounds good.
like the alloys. like the fogs. like
the keyless entry. they pepy 2.0liter.
I really like mostly everything about
NOt much just the simple things dont