Well, I have only had my 2-dr.ESi for a few months now, but I drive in excess of 500 kms a day, and I have not had a problem yet. Even at these high gas prices, I am not shelling out my paycheque for gas! Other than the road noise, i find this little puddle jumper to be everything you want it to be. The only other thing is the placement of the drink holders, right in front of the ashtray, so you cant use the ashtray when you have even one drink there! But if you don't smoke then this is of no concern! loL!
Probably the simplicity of the car, nothing is power other than steering and mirrors.
I'd say just sound proofing the car better to cut down on the road noise.
I didn't have high expectations when I
bought this car and I've now owned it
for five years and it has 92,000 miles
and runs great. I drove a Honda Civic
before this car and was suprised to
find the Summit quite peppy. The only
major problem the car has is with
certain components rusting. The rotors
rust very easily for some reason and
I've had to replace them a couple of
times. The radiator also had to be
replaced. Other than that, I haven't
done anything to it that is not routine
maintenance. Mine is a standard and it
drives and handles great.
It's bare bones with nothing fancy so
there are not lots of features to
love. I do like it's simplicity which
keeps a car from having a lot of things
go wrong. Nothing on it is power, so I
don't anticipate any electrical
Well they don't make it anymore, but if
they did, they should improve the
rotors so they wouldn't rust so often.
They could make more things standard
(like a passanger side mirror, light in
the trunk, etc.), but like I said, it's
bare bones simplicity.