Owned the LE three years now, and just
change oil and add gas occasionally!
My roads are secondary, usually, so I
can normally get 40 to 44 MPG (55
MPH). I researched before buying, and
know I made the right choice. The
ONLY complaint is that the car needs
either a six-speed, or more HP. Even
a seasoned manual transmission driver
(all my life) can still kill the
engine at times. It just does not
have a low enough first gear! I am 55
years old and this will be my last
commuter, it is built that well. Just
keep clean oil in it, and pay
attention to coolant change-outs. You
will not be disappointed.
I got this car to travel weekly
between my home near New Orleans and
my new job in Texas, 326 miles each
way on the weekends. Am getting 39
miles at 70 mpg on highway, no
problems at all. I am very tall and
need seat to go back farther, other
than that am fully satisfied. My last
four vehicles have been Toyotas, super
dependable, never in shop.
great gas mileage
Let front seat go back another two
inches for tall drivers.
Amazing little car it gets 39 MPG with
5 speed manual transmission. Excellent
commuter. I paid $11,800 for this
jewel brand new and it has been a very
reliable automobile. It's going on 60K
miles and no problem. It has Air
Conditioning but no power windows.
Reasonably comfortable, utilitarian
vehicle. However, the fuel efficiency
has not been impressive. I will
probably purchase an American car
1. Their engineering and design teams
are making substantial progress toward
reestablishing themselves as
2. The aggressive discounting by the
American automobile companies has made
their cars an unmatched value.
Can you tell that I regret the
purchase and wish I'd bought a far-
superior -- and cheaper -- American
It's small size and responsive
handling enable the driver to easily
navigate through traffic and park in
compact parking spaces.
Raise the fuel efficiency to 40 mpg +.
Reduce the price: Toyotas (and Hondas)
have drifted away from their previous
reputation for delivering quality at a