First, this car has become an exotic car. I really like the performance of this car, yet you can use it to commute and have enough cargo space for transporting things. It's very fun to drive and has a lot of power. And I really like how it looks..
Bought the car new in 03, 1st car I've ever put on 100K + miles. The car has been great - limited repairs (brakes); fun to drive, sporty; very practical, folded down split rear and front seat to carry home 8' lumber. Mostly commuting, but also long trips. Ride a bit harsh on seamed or rough roads.
Interior style more sophisticated than others;
Flat fold down of frt and rear seats;
driver seat memory;
higher profile, less performance tires
Since purchasing this car 18 mos. ago with 7000 mi on it, it has been one of the most fun, reliable cars I have ever owned. My grandchildren love riding in it and I can haul my plants and flowers with seats folded down. I get so many compliments on the looks, even from total strangers.
I took a road trip from Texas to NY and
back about 3 weeks after buying this
Sportcross. I found that I had to use
cruise control on long drives,
otherwise the seat would become very
uncomfortable for my gas pedal leg.
I've taken this trip before in a GTI
VR6 and didn't experience any
discomfort. Of course, this problem
wouldn't be noticed during day to day
driving, only on 600+ mile cruises.
Besides that, the paint chipped much
more than I expected for a premium car
(GTI fared better). Other than those
issues, I've truly enjoyed the 2 months
with this car.
Great stereo, very good handling, and
the Sportcross' looks are unique. I
did not see another on the road during
the 4000 mile trip (only sedan
versions). I got many 'thumbs up' from
passing motorists and have had a lot of
positive comments from people checking
out the car.
Driver's seat front adjustment similar
to BMW 330 because the seats seem a
little short and become uncomfortable
on long drives. A few more horses
would be nice and/or a 6-speed