I bought this car brand new seven years ago. now have 80,000 miles on it.
Only thing that went wrong was powersteering box which I could've prevented.
For a "cheaper" value car, man does this top expectations.
Has rigidity of a honda body (not so much paint finish though).
The most standard features for a better price than any car in its class and best acceleration in class (manual).
And this is compared to 2005 compact vehicles.
Not best on gas, but fun to drive.
I will def. put suzuki and Sx4 on my short list.
Don't let people tell you they're crap...one of the highest selling cars in the world just not as popular in USA.
Power locks, windows, heated mirrors, a/c, 8 speaker sound system all come standard.
No other cars in its class in 2005 had all that standard.
They don't make it anymore...Sx4 is the improvement which is a good one.
For 2005 though, paint job looks great, but lacks durability and scratches quite easily.
Maybe I didn't wax it enough.
For the price of 11,900 for a brand new one who the hell cares though.