Purchased this car used in 1999 with 80K. Drove it daily and never any problems - and I don't maintain cars until 150K. Loved it! Unfortunately so did the thieves - they stole it from my drive way. Can't say enough good things about my car.
Great room even in back seat, tailgate hatch, fold down seat to get lots in, wonderful gas mileage, great visibility.
Lights on warning - more than one dead battery, original stereo didn't work well, make it harder to break into
I have had this car since day one and
have loved every mile. I have almost
200,000 miles on it.
It is a little cramped fitting more
than just me and my dog in, but all in
all it has paid me back for every penny
I put into buying and even refinancing
it. Took it on a x-country trip and
put 10,000 miles on it in a little over
a month and it was the most comfortable
drive I could have asked for for under
$10,000. GREAT first car. I am hoping
to replace it with a 4-door Civic this
Bucket seats, exterior color, agility
in traffic, GAS MILEAGE!, tailgate rear
Can't think of any. It is everything it
should be for a small economy car.
In 1996 I could not get this car to start after having owned it for 2 years.
Turned out to be carbon build up, to which I thought the car might be
over-sensitive. Other than that, it's great. -- My car has been on a ferry in
the Gulf of Mexico, crossed the West Texas desert, taken me to
Washington, DC, braved Manhattan's rush hour, ventured to northern Quebec
in March, plowed through a snowstorm in Maine, visited the Branch Davidian
compound, and provided a makeshift camper for road trips. A very solid car
with few worries. However, I highly recommend some high RPM freeway
driving to occasionally burn out the carbon buildup.
Liberal space for a seemingly small car. Tons of hatchback room for moving
furniture, etc. Very nimble, easy to control, and fun to drive as a standard
More downward adjustment in seats to allow for more headroom.
"Headlights on" warning.
Minor: paint / black coat peels off of windshield wipers after a year of use.