Sport Package ($1,900 -- includes 17-inch alloy wheels, stability control and xenon headlights); Limited Slip Differential ($500); Sport Suspension ($500); Heated Front Seats ($270); Center Armrest ($200).
1600 / 98
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
172 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
177 @ 1,600
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Missed 3rd gear on three runs. Tranny seems a little reluctant during quick shifts. Not easy to launch well -- bog or boil.
No fade despite smoke and lots of odor. Solid, quick-responding pedal.
Quick responses, but still won't rotate as much as I like. Sharp and communicative to the point of nervousness.