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Any bike will fit in the hatch with a the front wheel off, so that's good. Still happy with this purchase. In fact, I have 10k miles on it now, and the squeaks have actually DECREASED. Every once in a while I hear a tiny noise, but for the most part, it's quiet. The rear suspension still feels cheap, because it is. An independent suspension would have been nice, but that would bring the cost up into Mazda3 territory. I still think it's a killer value and I can't complain about the things that keep it low cost.Report it
I would like to fit my bike IN the hatch...maybe pop off the front wheel and it should fit right? Mazda 3 has much tighter steering which I like but I'm with you...I'm not willing to spend a couple thousand more. Maybe I should be? Why am I a sucker for the cute factor on this car? I too worry a bit about the quality. My brother drives a first year Hyundai and he complains about the squeaks. I don't hear them when I ride in his car though. I worry about the poor stitching of the rear seats at the top corners. I think that will rip out and it isn't covered under the bumper to bumperReport it
Updating after putting on 2000 miles. The car isn't slow anymore now that I got the software update from the dealer. Free of charge of course. This thing is actually pretty quick now. I'm much happier. There are still a couple of little squeaks coming from the dash but they're not that bad and they haven't gotten any worse. I was told my dealer can fix most of those anyway. Other than that, no problems, and I enjoy this car more every day. My biggest complaint is I can't fit a simple bike rack on it, but if I wanted, I suppose I could get some roof rails. I've adjusted my highway driving to maximize fuel economy. I now travel at a steady 68 mph to maintain 40 mpg. Any faster than that and it drops off pretty quick. But that's ok, I just leave 5 minutes earlier. I really like how this car feels behind the wheel. Would recommend this car to aging enthusiasts like me. Don't buy it if all you care about is practicality, there are better options out there. Don't buy it if you're only looking for speed. But if you don't mind giving a little up to get a lot back, this is your car. And it still comes in a few grand less than a similarly equipped Mazda3.Report it
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