I have only had this car for 9 months, but so far it has been very good. It does not have a whole lot of power, but it works good with just one or two people. The ride is fairly smooth but acceleration can be a little loud, especially if you are going up a hill. Maintenance wise, the radiator cracked, which is the only thing that I have had to replace that is not regular maintenance(had to change serpetine belt at 75,000 and oild changes,etc.) Gas mileage is good, mine is an automatic and i drive pretty much all city and still get around 22-23 mpg.
The good gas mileage, low price,economical, so far has been reliable, the rear spoiler and alloy wheels do a lot for this car's appearance,the stereo while not spectacular still provides good sound.
A little more power, just becuase with a lot of people or up hills the car gets sluggish, a fuel warning light would be nice, the automatic seat belts are sort of annoying.
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