I bought this car in Aug. 2005. It has been a very good car. It now has 66000 miles on it. I have replaced the water pump though. Also the car was pulling when I push the gas and go around corners; I researched it and found that the bushings behind the front tires needed to be replaced. Overall this car has been great; the re-sale value is horrible though because of the company going out of business. The car has proven to be reliable, gas mileage around 24-26 mpg. It has very good power and pick up compared to most 4 cylinders I have driven. I would recommend it to anyone
It has a power button on the automatic shift lever that when you push it, it makes the car shift at a higher rpm. I thought this was cool giving you more torque when needed. Seats are comfortable. Good economy car.
I wish the re-sale value wasnt so low. In case I ever wanted to sell it I would lose money but its a car I could easily keep till it dies and be happy with it. Its difficult to adjust the seats tilt and up and down (its a circle knob you have to turn rather then just pulling a lever).
Bought the car used for $3000. Manual,
only had 29k miles on it at the time.
First week, needed new engine, water
pump, timing belt, etc. Since then,
needed few other parts, but for the
price I'm paying, I really can't
complain. You get a lot for your money.
Seats are pretty comfortable. Decent
room. Quicker than I expected. 0-60 for
5 speed maual says 10 sec, but I've been clocked to
just under 8 seconds stock.
PARTS! I've found some aftermarket parts
after the dealer said my parts were
under the warranty I purchased, but
they would take 3 months to get. Lighter
clutch. Easier way to adjust the seat.
I have the 5 spd tranny, avg 32mpg, I
have had it up to 45mpg travelling
cross country. Nice acceleration when
switching back to full cruise. Topped
out at 122mph (not that I ever did
this) can use a rear spoiler for
better control. Had to replace RT
lower contol arm, replaced timming
belt @ 50K since I live in Alaska.
Overall a good car IMHP.
A VERY GOOD VALUE .THIS CAR HAS BEEN
CHEAP TO OPERATE AND SINCE I DO
MAINTENANCE ON IT MYSELF I CAN TELL YOU
FROM EXPERIENCE THAT IT IS EASIER TO
WORK ON THAN MY WIFES CIVIC.WE HAVE EVEN
DISCUSSED BUYING ANOTHER ONE (AND KEEP
THIS ONE ALSO)I WOULD DEFINITELY BUY IT
ALL OVER AGAIN WITH NO REGRETS
GOOD POWER AND HUGS THE ROAD.VERY GOOD
RADIO AND CD PLAYER.ALLTHE POWER
ACCESSORIES MAKE THIS A MUST HAVE CAR
,FOR AN EXCELLENT PRICE
TAIL LIGHTS ARE NOT VERY ATTRACTIVE .AND
THEY NEED A BETTER PARTS NETWORK.PARTS
ARE HARD TO GET AND TOO EXPENSIVE