this car, despite a 115-hp base engine, is a lot
of fun to drive. it is comfortable, roomy, as
safe as anything in its class. sleek styling.
fuel economy is consistently 24-26 mpg, even
in the city. ride is smooth; handling is great.
the car does not accelerate quickly through
lower gears, unless pushed, but once in third
moves fast. cruises well at high speeds.
the 2.0 base engine is said to be more reliable
than the turbo, and with a stick it's still fun to
drive. leather interior and sunroof give this car
the feel of others costing more; it compares
favorably to the volvo v40.
overall, it's a sleek, safe, reliable, well priced,
fun to drive car.
one-touch sunroof; space-age blue dash
lights; leather seats & steering wheel; six air
bags; very solid doors; stick-shift and
suspension = fun to drive; good fuel economy
(rated 24/31); smog emissions above-
average; simple design; easy-to-read dash;
huge cargo area; looks great!
* cup-holders are poorly positioned.
* seat adjustments aren't great.
* a/c is ok, but not great.