I was given this car for my 16th birthday in 2005. Since then, I've had a few problems, all of which seem to have happened to others (head gasket, alternator, fuel pump, heat only working on high, AC compressors broken). Also, the starter is starting to go. But, i like the sporty design and have a lot of fun driving it.
I like the sporty profile, and as i saw another person write, how the front looks like its smiling at you. The gas mileage is definitely a plus, and it is fun to drive, in nice or bad weather.
CUP HOLDERS. there are no cup holders in the front, i took out the ashtray and use that as a cup holder. Also, when men sit in the back they hit their heads on the rear window, no matter how they sit.
Hi, I've had my car since May '95, I
waited 6 months for it, and it was worth
the wait. Right now the head gasket is
seeping, I'm keeping a close eye on it,
so far it has not made it to the
pavement. I had to have all three motor
mounts (very expensive) replaced, and
the alternator. The s-belt broke
shortly after I bought it, a fluke I was
told. No other trouble. I used a gas
treatment and went 440 on 13 gallons,
most times I can go 400 on a tank. I
live in the mountains and it holds its
own going up hills. It's my Pegasus.
sporty looking car, if you look at the
front it seems to smile at you, like the
map lights, gas mileage, still runs good
rear visability, gas filter a pain to
change, cup holder too small
I've owned my car since new for about 8
years. Funny to hear people with the
same problem of the ventalation fan
only working on high. Car has been
great. No major problems until now.
Need to replace the head gasket before
it does damage. The only problem I've
had with it besides is the air
compressor needs replaced. Have 120K
miles and plan to keep her for 2 or 3
more years. My friend wants her when I
Looks great. Very reliable.
Cup holder in a really bad place
especially if you have a stick. Rear
visability isn't great. GM really has
to do something about their cheap head
gaskets. I've heard it's very common
for them to leak. Suggestion: never
replace them with genuine GM.
Reading some of other reviews, I have
to say, other than normal wear & tear,
I've clocked 130,000+ miles with only
MINOR problems: fan only worked on high
(broken circuit board --> EASILY
fixable), leaky fuel injector --> again
EASILY fixable for anyone with any
mechanical sense. Just give her gas and
change her oil and she just keeps on
30+ MPG, you can't beat it.
Sucks about 1 quart of oil between
changes. Resale value is none-existant.
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