Owned the LE three years now, and just
change oil and add gas occasionally!
My roads are secondary, usually, so I
can normally get 40 to 44 MPG (55
MPH). I researched before buying, and
know I made the right choice. The
ONLY complaint is that the car needs
either a six-speed, or more HP. Even
a seasoned manual transmission driver
(all my life) can still kill the
engine at times. It just does not
have a low enough first gear! I am 55
years old and this will be my last
commuter, it is built that well. Just
keep clean oil in it, and pay
attention to coolant change-outs. You
will not be disappointed.
I got this car to travel weekly
between my home near New Orleans and
my new job in Texas, 326 miles each
way on the weekends. Am getting 39
miles at 70 mpg on highway, no
problems at all. I am very tall and
need seat to go back farther, other
than that am fully satisfied. My last
four vehicles have been Toyotas, super
dependable, never in shop.
great gas mileage
Let front seat go back another two
inches for tall drivers.
Amazing little car it gets 39 MPG with
5 speed manual transmission. Excellent
commuter. I paid $11,800 for this
jewel brand new and it has been a very
reliable automobile. It's going on 60K
miles and no problem. It has Air
Conditioning but no power windows.