In the five months that I have had this car, I have finally put away the Advil. My previous car was a 2001 Ford Focus-what a hoot! I have NEVER had to visit the service center once, outside of routine maintainance. With my Ford, I set up camp at least once a month at the local dealer. Good thing they were very helpful. I plan to keep this car for a long time. I know it will last, unlike that "other" car I used to own...
TOYOTA RELIABILITY! Very good build quality inside. Spunky 4-cyl with 5spd. manual trans. Fuel economy almost as good as an Echo. Resale value should be satisfactory. All factors not found in the Ford
Beef up the styling(accomplished for 2003), a little better sound system, but not bad. Uh....I'll get back to you on that one.
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