Drives very well, "dynamic safety" is
the buzzword. Standard safety features
do not tempt buyer to economize in the
wrong places. Station wagon's trunk
spacious for car size. Engine has a lot
of power, actually way more than needed.
Fuel economy with turbo manual is
_better_ than EPA rating; I get 30 mpg
in my normal drive. No mechanical
problems after 2 years, 25K miles,
Quibbles: Windshield wipers noisy.
Console in GLS model has to be in the up
position, otherwise it interferes with
stick shift, better not have one. Car
was delivered without proper wheel
balancing and alignment: dealer fixed at
no cost, but still.
Turbo engine power and mileage.
Straightforward exterior and interior
design. Station wagon's trunk.
Factory or dealer should check small
details like wheel alignment &
balancing, windshield wiper noise,