Bought this used when our Saturn gave
out at 30,000 miles and would cost more
to fix then it was worth. Anyway, after
8,000 miles,we like it as much as when
we test drove it. Interior parts are a
little cheap, but this is one solid
car. In fact, Saab is rebadging them.
Quality between this car and my
previous Cavalier are night and day.
AWD was a nice selling point. The
car's only getting about 23mpg
overall. After my wife's bad accident,
she came out without a scratch (going
55mph in a snowstorm in the
mountains). Snow tires will be on our
list for next winter. Front and rear
seating feels roomy for a small car,
but the cargo room feels very limited
even with the hatchback).
Responsive cornering, sporty, exterior
appearance, standard bike rack (works
great with Thule bike system),
hatchback with folding down rear seats
makes the car extremely functional, AWD
is what sets this car apart.
Engine feels weak, you must be close to
the car for keyless entry to work, horn
is rediculously loud when you lock or
unlock the car, tires could be a little
Used'02 OBS.Car is solid.Hit a bump &
no rattles.Smooth ride, agile
steering.Gas milage low for car this
size, but has large engine for car this
size. Like that it takes regular
gas.Removed rarley used roofrack cross
bars & milage went from just under
26/gal to just over 27/gal.Had 5 weeks
( 2000 mi )and am very very happy with
1st owner had upgraded speakers &
subwoofer put in. Sound is excellent! I
think better than my wife's Mazda
Millenia. Also had armrest extender
added. A must. Get it.
Nasty reflection on the windshield of
the hump of the dash that surrounds the
insterments. Fix that please.