Build quality is better than my mother's
2003 Corolla, and the only problems ive
had are some leaky gaskets and the front
axles. The engine is unbreakable - im
sure ive overrevved it more than a few
times in its 244,000 km and it still
pulls as well as it ever did if not
better. Only flaw right now is that it
has a bit of an erratic idle, but I
think its a voltage issue. I have the
DX engine (i checked the numbers on the
motor - it's the 102 hp variant) so it
feels like a 9 sec car, and it will
laughably dust V6 Camaros and mustangs.
Clutch and shifter action are comparable
to new sports cars. Unbreakable
driveline (still original clutch).
Fishtails nicely if you lift-throttle
around corners. Stops on a dime. Good
highway stability. The most reliable
car ever built. Tons of interior room.
Front wheels hop around if there is a
molecule of moisture on the tires. You
will get stuck and hung up on snow.
Needs beefier CV joints and boots - make
sure you replace your boots every year.
Si model addresses everything other