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I totally agree on the car being so light that it's unsafe. I was going around a curve on the highway when the road was a little wet and I the car lost traction and spun around a bit more than 180 degrees. I miraculously stayed on the road and no one was following me close enough that they couldn't stop while I turned my car back around. I now get very nervous whenever I have to drive this car in the rain. And I'm not so sure the gas mileage is that good. Maybe there's something wrong with mine but I feel like I fill up just as often and spend just as much as my girlfriend does with her Jeep Compass, and our commute is pretty much the same.Report it
I'm sorry, you are both just really bad drivers. Cars cannot be "too light" to handle well. That's not a thing.Report it
I've had this car for a while and I'd say that it has very forgiving handling - it can be fun and nimble when it needs to be and it will let you get out the understeer if you overcook it in the turn... Tires make a giant difference on this car especially in wet weather (you could definitely go for a 4-wheel slide if you're on worn out or bad quality tires) and I agree with post above that weight did not cause this issue.Report it
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