This car was a daily driver for me for
six years. Had to replace the
alternator and fuel pump at 75k. Other
than that, the brakes needed constant
replacement, but I was still on the
original clutch when I sold it at 120k!
This car was peppy, responsive and a
reliable drive no matter what the
speed. I definitely will MISS this car.
Even after I was broadsided by an
Escalade, this car shrugged it off and
kept going. Only significant problem
was the electrical system at 95k - dash
lights and radio kept shorting out with
no real cure.
This car had some serious get-up-and-
go, with wonderful responsiveness in
the turns. A/C and cruise were
fantastic, and the clutch lasted
forever. All-in-all, a wonderful
little no-frills car.
Cupholder prevented access to
environmental controls when in use,
brakes wear out quickly, and electrical
system problems made me want to tear my
hair out at times.
I am the sole owner of this car.
Although I don't view her as
spectacular, I am having trouble
parting with her. It's hard to beat
low maintenance/no car payment. I
have a mere 95,000 miles on her and
the only significant mechanical
problem is that something has been
amiss with the transmission - so she
slips out of 5th gear - making it
virtually a 4 speed car. At this
point I figure I've been able to live
with the defect for 20,000 miles I
might as well let her be.
My husband & I has had this car since
they came out. & now I am still
driving it with over 200,000 miles
riding on it, and it is working
great! We haven't really changed
anything on it just regular maintence
on it. And it runs great! I had a
Honda Civic and it only had 80,000
miles on it and everything was going
wrong with it, so I had to sell it and
stay with old trust worthy!!!