My Thundercloud Blue Metallic 'B' was the first one ordered and delivered to the MIDWEST via Molle Toyota, KC, Mo. Ordered it with AEM, H-strut, security system, amber footlights, and chrome doorsills. I added an armrest this past year, it wasn't available in 2003. It gets between 29 (summer heat) and 36 MPG. I only drive 5 miles to work, but it will double next year to 10. I use it weekends for short trips, chores, jaunts under 200 miles; drive it roundtrip once a month to St. Joe MO. My wife loves it - after I got the armrest. I expect to drive it as a commuter until I retire next decade... unless a better 'B' comes along! My only problem with it was a broken driver's door latch, which was fixed under warranty.
The remote security / locks, 4 electric windows, easy-check fluids, and how it sits high but not like an SUV or truck. I recommend getting one with the black interior, the same way I outfitted mine, since at night you need to see the floor (amber). I expect to get 175,000 miles on the engine due to AEM cold-air induction.
108 horsepower gets you to 60 mph in about 13½ seconds with the full 850 lb. load, but I wouldn't drive the 'B' cross-country without stopping every 200 miles. There is too jolting in its ride for more than three hours straight. The B's for intra-suburban hopping, not coast- to-coast driving. Add side airbags for the rear?
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