We purchased the car for the low price,
standard features and fuel economy. On
the plus side, fuel economy is good and
is near the rated numbers. The engine
is anything but smooth, and does not
like to be revved above 2,500 RPM
without a lot of coaxing. Clutch throw
is nearly a foot, transmission is
clunky; it is NOT fun to shift
especially around town. The computer
keeps the engine between 2,000-3,000
between shifts which sounds and feels
totally awkward. The car developed
several creeks and clunks right away.
Not impressed at all; I wished we would
have bought another Honda instead!
Tremendous value with current dealer
incentives. The car looks nice and had
a long list of desired standard features
Shorten clutch throw for heel/toe
clutch operation, redesign shifter gate
and shorten shift lever for wrist-
action shifting. Eliminate the engine
RPM float between shifts. More effort
is needed to balance engine and
drivtrain. Make the car as fun to drive
as it looks.
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