Have owned this Car since March 2000. In my 8 years of ownership I have replaced the oxygen Sensor at 32,000 miles a battery at 33,000 miles and that's it. It runs beautiful and averages 35 City & 39 Highway MPG's. I had changed the Spark Plugs at 20,000 miles to Iridium Plugs, they improved mileage. I keep the car garaged and the finish is perfect and car runs perfect now at 35,500 original miles. I had taken several trips from Florida to Ohio and had registered as high as 41 MPG on several trips. If you need a reliable car and can find one of these with low miles, grab it. They run great and handle perfect on the road.
Great mileage (35/39) Smooth Engine (1.6 L) 4 speed Auto (Shifts smoothly) and great handling at highway speeds (70/75 MPH) Car tracks straight at highway speeds with little or no steering wheel correction, a Gem to drive.
Actually this year model needs very little or no improvements. Paid $14K for it and A/C, Auto Transmission, Engine and everything that came Std. with the car works great, no complaints.