Having owned this car for 7 1/2 years I
would say that while it hasn't been my
favorite car based on appearance, it
has been an extremely reliable car with
very few trips to the shop. (Knock
wood) It's an extremely practical car
too. We have 2 children in car seats
and it has accommodated our family well.
I'm setting my eyes now on the 2002
It gets 25mpg in town and 29 mpg on the
highway. The handling is tight.
1) rear lap belts don't secure car
seats well unless they are twisted and
2) the gas tank must be positioned
funny so that the gas handle clicks off
1-2 gallons before the tank is full and
the last 1-2 gallons go in by spirts of
tenths of a gallon at a time.