Flawless reliability. Except for the
battery dying once, the car has given
me no problems, despite being involved
in one major crash in its first year.
Interesting styling too, with the
opening in the hood and aggressive-
looking wheels. Definately not going
to be mistaken for an old Buick wagon.
In 1997 there was no other wagon with a
manual shift that looked this good for
a reasonable price. The manual shift
is very pleasant, making this car fun
to drive despite the not-earth-
Styling. Cargo space is excellant.
The clutch and shifter work well.
Clutch is especially nice, as it
doesn't have the long travel that some
cars have. Engine makes a nice, low-
pitched rumble that makes the car feel
higher powered than it is.
The seats could use more lumbar
support. Speaking of lumbar support,
the adjuster knob for mine popped off,
which would have been annoying if there
was any noticable difference between
the various settings. Needs more
power. Fuel economy lacking...I get 19
city, 24 hwy.