We bought this car used a bit over a year ago with 60K on it. It has proven to be more cheap than inexpensive. Everything about this car feels cheap. Now, with 71K on the odometer it's in need of a new transmission. Not inexpensive, definately cheap.
So pleasantly surprised by this car since we bought it for a runaround localy. Has been just great and has done several 3-5 hour trips one way. Overall, can't beat the value and fun to drive experience of this car. (42mpg on turnpike speeds!!!) Would advise anyone to pick one of these up for everyday transportation.
Above average stereo system both sound wise and options (am/fm, cassette and CD).
Cloth holds up well on seats but nothing to brag home about from stylish point of view.
I bought the car(new) because I was saving for a house. Now 3 children later, I use it to commute 70 miles a day. It now has 110,000 miles and it is a perfect car for my needs. It does not handle great, it is not the most comfortable car, and over 70 mph it sounds like the rubberband is going to snap. Overall, it has been very reliable and I still get better then 33 miles to the gallon. I have been very satified with the decision to buy this car.
Cost to operate very low and the fuel economy is great.
More comfortable seats. The road noise at highway speeds.
Bought the car in 2000 with 24K on it. Other then normal wear and tear parts, I have spent less then $300 on repairs to this car. It has over 90,000 miles on it now and has been through the hard New England winters and still runs great. I will be looking to get a new one whenever this one dies.
Not a bad little car. I bought it for
commuting with 105000 miles. It had a
bad auto transmission. As far as I
know this is the major downfall of this
car. I have junk yard connections so I
put the trans. in myself. It is only a
2 hour job at most. Bam! I got a
decent little car. The car drives
solid, no rattles, it even handles
Great MPG about 33 - 35 highway.
Interior is very nice and durable. 1998
with 105K and the interior looks new.
Better transmission, Neutral drops
will kill it quickly. Always make sure
this car is stopped before changing
gears. Or just get the 5 speed. Minor
suggestion is the cup holder design, If
you can not have a cup in it if you
have something plugged into the