This car is just a poor example of how
a compact should be made. Even though
it is Japanese it is more on par with
its American counterparts then it is
its Japanese. The car is loud, VERY
loud. Tire noise, thumps, bumps,
squeaks, rattles, etc. The windows
make a rustling noise when you lower
them. Just poorly constructed. 0-40
was actually impressive, however the
torque curve is set that way
intentionally; probably a good city car
however merging onto the highway is not
I just traded this in for an 04 Civic.
NO COMPARISON. Honda wins hands down.