- Repair & Care
1 out of 1 people recommended this car.
by Rick from Des Moines, Iowa | October 13, 2006
When new the car averaged 42 mpg on the highway and 34 around town. Thirteen years later it still gets 40 mpg on the highway and 30 around town. Acceleration is spirited but not neck snapping. It's small size makes it easy to drive around town. It is easy to drive in the snow. It is not a great car to drive long distances. The seats do not provide enough support. Overall, mechanically the car has had no major issues. Besides the usual maintenance, here is what had to be replaced: Battery after 18 months Air conditioner compressor clutch at year 8 Water pump at year 7 Brake shoes at 40,000 miles at year 3 Tires every 20,000 miles (and I drive very mildly) A few days ago the seat belt retractor stopped working. The trunk is reasonably large for a small car. The engine layout allows easy access to spark plugs, oil filter, etc.
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