Car is def. mechanically sound, solid engine and tranny(standard). Interior build quality is less than par, but for the performance factor, you get what you get. The exterior wasnt thought out 100%, the fact that its front wheel drive and comes stock with a rear spoiler, is counterproductive. As long as maintainance is under control, the vehicle will last as long as you last. Oil changes on any smaeller engine aluminum, or otherwise, with higher rev ranges, should be done every 2000-2500 miles as a rule. Performance again is great, the power to weight ratio is above average for the class of car. Plenty of torque for getting going, not too much(spin tires in snow) good horse power.
High power curve in upper rev ranges, large oil capacity for engine size, drop in oil filter, great gas milage(even when hammering on it) smart engine placement, and easy to repair engine . Overall, one of my favorite chassis.
Engine parts metric(prefer SAE), rear spoiler, less weight, rear wheel drive, or all wheel.Less trunk space for larger doors(im 6' 183 and fit, and i have slight difficulty getting in. More attention to detail on interior( dash board build quality, seperate gauges instead of cluster, better speaker covers, lighter door latches, stronger seat adjusters, stronger glove box latch, better center console). Price for new vehicle is too high, considering all the above needed improvements. Fire whoever put these cars interior together.
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