Purchased new because it was NOT a big minivan and had a fold-under 3rd row seat. Handles better than some cars of similar weight and size. Power is adequate or better in most situations. @ 90,000 miles and 7 years, has original brakes and battery, no light bulb has ever burned out. No problem with any major system. MPG rated 23 highway, 18 city, all-around experience is about 22 MPG; have gotten 25+ on highway. Can easily remove 2nd row seats and fold under 3rd row for versatility. No power seat, but ergonomics are very good. Smaller outside dimensions means easy to maneuver.
Handling. Driver ergonomics. Removable 2nd row seats, fold-under 3rd row results in good hauling space. Car-like size.
Power was OK, but was increased in 2003 model. Could have used center console in front. Gear shift lever blocks some dash instruments Front cupholders are mediocre. High step-in makes it difficult for less agile people.
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