This car has a lot more torque than
other small cars in the same price range
- and that's what makes it a very fun
car to drive. The manual transmission
is a bit notchy, the interior materials
arean't of the highest quality, and the
red-colored instrument panel is tough to
see sometimes.... But you need to
remember that this is baiscally a cheap
economy car with a big engine dropped in
it. If you take it for what it is, it's
a great car. I've been averaging 28 mpg
with mostly highway driving - not great
for a small car, but there is a lot more
bottom end on this engine than on a
Civic or Corolla engine, so you are
trading mpg for torque.
16" wheels, decent stock stereo,
excellent engine torque, more agreeable
interior than the Spec V. Handles well
and is fun to drive. Reliable (mine has
52,000 miles on it now).
This car has a small gas tank - very
noticeable in city driving. The truck is
also small, even for this class of
vehicle. Red numbers on instruments
(already fixed in subsequent models),
rear end of vehicle looks awkward.
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