Love the hunter-green exterior with the 2-tone grey leather interior. The ES with features such as sunroof, V6, leather, power seats-windows- mirrors, manual shifter, 4-wheel disc brakes,16" alloys is all you really need to have a car you can actually show off for a small amount of money. Extremely reliable when paid attention to. Hard to find.
The top model (ES) matched with a manual 5-speed is a combination you don't find anymore in newer cars (except for the Mazda6 GT).
More torque and hp would be expected from a 2.5L V6. Also a 6-speed manual shifter would be a better match than the 5-speed for highway cruising. Cheap plastic on dashboard and center console. Better speakers.
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