I was brousing this site and read the
Edwards road test review of a loaded T5
and thought they were talking about a
differant car. Ours is now 2 1/2 years
old and as tight as new, with ZERO
rattles, ZERO poor fits and no dust
intrusion whatsoever over our many dirt
driveways. The brakes are firm and
linear, the power strong and the
mileage good. I don't know what you
drove, but it sounds like a wreck.
And as for the howling tires, did
you check the pressure?
I achieved 29.2 MPG on a 100 mile trip
with 4 of us and packed with camping
gear driving the coast of northern CA.
This included a stint with some new
overpowered SUV hounding me. I got
tired of this and left it behind
without so much as squeeking the
The 5 cylinder sounds thrashy and has a
lot of turbo lag. You need to learn to
work the lag for performance driving.
Its out of character with a car that is
otherwise so fast, smooth and
comfortable. A strong hybrid would be