My mom bought our car in 2008, it's always been there for us and it always starts up. We've driven it to Florida, New Jersey, and Cali before. We live in NY. It gets excellent gas mileage and is really sporty for a 4 door. My mom got a new car and it's mine now it's my first car and I've been rocking it for 1 1/2 years. The only things we've had to replace is the blinker light in the rear back. We have the Spree model and its a great model. It's always there for me and has never stalled. I'm 6' 2" and I fit in it comfortably. I just don't like the outside look of it besides that its my baby.
I bought this car when I was 16 because it was priced low and it had very low miles (65,xxx).
Turns out this was a big mistake.
This car has been nothing but a money pit.
First off it is not an easy task to change oil in the 4 cyl. model.
The oil filter sits up above some linkages making it very time consuming to get out.
Something was always wrong with this car in the 3 years I had it! First it had a leaky head-gasket next its catalytic converter insides clasped on its self and clogged the exhaust pipe.
both were mildy expensive to replace.
Finally at 95,000 miles the car blew a set of rings and has been a nightmare to get apart! This car is a maintenance nightmare!
The interior was nice at first but it was cheaply made.
THe rear drivers side automatic window broke and had to be replaced.
The cup holders broke, pretty much everything broke.
The car did have a nice interior at first but for some reason the interior fell apart after normal from school and back type driving.
Make maintenance easier.
I have worked on many cars and this one is by far the hardest one to get access to the parts that need to be worked on.
Getting one piece off usually turns in to a jigsaw puzzle of parts in order to do the necessary repairs (and there is a lot of those)!
I have had this car since 2008 it is an ok car. But they have had a lot of recalls. The heater works but it had to be recharged. The ac doesn't work unless I want to break my car. The muffler is not the best. When I go to the mechanic and fix the car something else breaks. It is an ok car but it has some issues. The radio is awesome. Unfortunately when I go up a steep hill the car started smoking and I got a bad smell. I fixed the smoke but I still have the smell it's a Cadillac Converter problem. Also beware of the ugly colors try to get a good color exterior. This car is so comfortable my kids always fall asleep in it. Work on the transmission
I love the seats, radio, and the rpm.
fix the muffler ac transmission and Cadillac Converter
Bought it at cheap heaps so it needed a lot of work from the get-go but then wow just regular maintenance was needed in three years since. Talk about comfortable/roomy! Talk about very good mileage ( my best 32.3 mpg on a trip Pennsylvania-Connecticut ) Talk about quiet & smooth running yet powerful! Talk about a pleasure to drive! This is one under-rated car. Would highly recommend to anyone/everyone!
Power-package standard, roomyness, very good mileage, smooth/quiet ride .
Has bland style outside like any Ford sedan or like most any sedan at all. The so-called green color is kinda pukey. If you gun the engine, the tachometer can go overboard.
Bought used with 50,000 miles. Looked to be in goods shape. In less than a year had to replace the water pump (plastic impeller broke in two), power steering pump, puller idler arm, and some vacuum hoses. Now transmission is making noises and idle problem has cropped up that no one can find. Not my idea of reliability. Have cars with double the mileage with less problems.
Engine perfoms well. Handles great around corners.
Reliabilily. Access to engine is tight at best. Need to practically disassemble engine to get to water pump, power steering pump, etc.