Since I owned my car 02/04 to me it was like a new car with only 20k miles when purchased. It did however, have issues which were upsetting, leaking doors, sills, trunk, it needed all new weatherstripping which was replaced for free. Had to have the following replaced: CD player-twice, entire sunroof replaced - twice, manifold gasket coolant leak into spark plugs/heads (covered under warranty),map lights broke,leaks under heavy rain, rattles and squeaks. Its been a great car besides the stupid things, I have a 5spd so its fun to drive, sporty and good on gas. Plastic doors are great but, still get chipped by parking lot parkings. Good car overall lucky i got the warranty to 4yr/100k.
Great stereo speaker system, outside body styling, 3rd door nice and plastic body a plus should have this on imports!
Overall it is a great car, corners very well, and accelerates quickly. On the other hand the car has only 35k miles on it and the transaxel is going out. Will not go in reverse (unless cold) and shifts hard into 2nd. This is the automatic transaxel though.
3rd door, and it does have guts for a 4banger.
I have talked to other owners and read maney other review of the S-series having this problem with the tranny, it is a manufaturers defect. But it always goes out after the warrenty period.
I purchased my '01 SC2 used at 48,000 miles. I never had really any problems with it except for my upper motor mount collapsed at about 75k. All in all, I loved this car before I traded. It could have a little more power, but seeing as though it isn't made anymore, that won't happen. I traded at 77k. I wanted something with a V6.This car has a very sporty look and was very realiable. With routine maintence it will last for a long time.
Leather seats, sunroof, great gas mileage. Third door was very useful.
Well it isnt made anymore, but if so, I would say give it more power.
Very nice car for the money. Gas mileage is great. Interior could have more options and more detail though. Very reliable vehicle. 3rd door is great for access to the rear two seats although the rear seats are rather small. I am 6'2 and would not be comfortable at all having to sit there. The two rear seats both fold down (60-40) which provides additional trunk space. Overall very happy with the vehicle and do not regret the purchase at all. Would do it egain.
Exterior design and ease of interior parts removal for aftermarket audio/video components.