Bought new in 1993, my only new car purchase and easily the best money I ever spent. On the road from New England to California, then to Florida and even north to Quebec City and back, the car has never had an on the road problem in seventeen years. Yes, I've had to put a good deal of money into replacements lately (water pump, struts, radiator, gas tank) but we all get old, right? My biggest disappointment was Toyota's decision to replace it with the Matrix (a far less attractive model) when it was still available as a wagon in Europe. With a bike rack on top and spare sleeping bag and other essentials in the spacious rear cargo area, I've always felt ready for anything.
Small size makes for wonderful mileage, easy turning radius, nimble parking, and a generally low profile to life. I can roll down the front passenger window from my driving position and I never worry about the hyper inflated power window replacement cost. Still beautiful design after all these years
None needed. This is the best small wagon ever made.
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