I first bought this car in 2003 to get around school and work. The engine's 1.6 liter had about 130,000 miles, it handled well and even made it to San Diego which is 120 miles away from Los Angeles. The engine lasted me another 4 years until it overheated in the summer of 2007 and it was just a few months later when I swapped a new engine (ZC JDM Engine) which has been running well to this day. I have lowered the vehicle and it handles even better! Went to a local paint shop dealer and got it painted for the price of 3 details at a car wash!
Great gas mileage, easy to maintain, perfect for single drivers, has enough room for passengers and cargo.
Distributor cap seems to fail often even after several replacements, this could be due to driving mostly at high RPM's on Los Angeles freeway system.
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