Paul's rating: subpar Type: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, four-passenger sport-utility convertible. Price: Base, $14,735; as tested, $18,145 (inc. $360 destination charge). Engine: 2.0-liter I-4; 127-hp at 6,000 rpm; 134 lb-ft torque at 3,000 rpm. EPA fuel economy: 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway. 12-month insurance cost, according to AAA Michigan: $1,159 (Estimate. Rates may be higher or lower, depending on coverage and driving record.) Where built: Ingersoll, Ontario What we liked: Informal, fun exterior is adorable; somewhat affordable (Anita); engine and road noise may not annoy young buyers; some improvements over old model. What we didn't like: Antilock brakes cost $595 extra; fuel economy is inadequate; too noisy; even optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine feels anemic; convertible top is still difficult to operate; feels tippy when cornering at higher speeds; cabin still looks primitive.
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