I have driven the life out of my car
(10500/6 years), and it has been
fairly good to me. It looks faster
than it is, but it will give you its
best, however loudly. Is extremely fun
to drive; is best with a manual
transmission, however. Looks great,
especially with tinted windows. Mix of
Mazda/Ford parts is a pain;
modifications also difficult due to
cramped engine space. Yet has great
fuel efficiency (in non-extreme
Excellent handling. Really holds a
curve. Great gas mileage (except when
the A/C is in use). Looks great. Pop-
up headlights are rare and fun. Big
trunk (lots of room for stereo
improvements!) and good acoustics.
Dash and controls are attractive and
easy to read at a glance.
Radiator,timing belt,CV joints,fuel
have gone out. Paint scratches easily.
Engine sounds like enraged lawnmower
when ATX downshifts. No side-impact
beams. Backseat not situable for two
people; one (small) person is about
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