I bought this car used, in the summer of 2010. I have a 4 cylinder. I get the oil changes every 5000km and whatever service recommended every 10,0000. I am coming up to my 70,000 service soon and no p...
I bought this car used, in the summer of 2010. I have a 4 cylinder. I get the oil changes every 5000km and whatever service recommended every 10,0000. I am coming up to my 70,000 service soon and no problems
-BLINDSPOTS!!!!!! Yesterday I was driving and an entire Jeep was hidden to the front/right of me - basically at my 2 o clock. You have to lean forward and back to check that blindspot and it's HUGE. To shoulder check the middle of the side windows is a huge blindspot too. The black plastic on the back passenger windows creates another huge blind spot. The side mirrors are small too, If I'm going to have such huge blindspots at least give me an extra inch on the sideview mirrors, please.
-Trunk design is poor. I am in a rainy climate and my stuff gets wet a lot because rain gathered on trunk lid pours onto my groceries or stuff stored in my trunk. Packing for a family of 4, I'd like a bigger trunk, but if you aren't packing as much as I do, it might not be a big deal for you
-Recently, the parking break light turns on every once in a while, for no apparent reason.
-Legroom could be better. I had to change my son into a booster seat with no back, from a booster seat with a back, because his legs wouldn't fit comfortably if the front seat was all the way back
-Fuel Economy is good. It's a large gas tank, so it'll last you almost 2 weeks if you're just going to and from work and not commuting. This car was also great for a road trip. In fact, it's the reason I'm concerned about changing vehicles.
-For a 4 cylinder, I think it's great performance. If people have problems with high speed performance, what are you doing driving a 4 cyl at high speeds. How I gauge performance is a steep hill on the highway in North Vancouver on HWY 1. It's around the Mountain Hwy Exit. It gets up that hill fine at 70km. I could go 80 km probably 90, but I don't like to put that kind of strain on my engine, and neither should you if you love your car. I drove a 4 cyl up that hill that almost put me to a stop I was lucky if I was going 40km. So, compared to that other poor excuse for a car, it was GREAT.
-I'm a bit of a fast driver, but I like fuel economy over speeding, so I try to stick to the speed limit, max 10km over, so when I'm in a 90 zone going 100km the engine is just fine. But you want this car for it's economy not it's speed.
-In my opinion, this car accelerates well. I've compared the horsepower of this car (on cars.com) to similar cars and this vehicle is better.
-Exterior design is really nice. It's what really drew me in. I like that it's a related look to the Challenger and Charger.
-You can raise the driver's seat up if you want. I like being up as high as possible.
You can fit a carseat, booster seat and a 9 year old fine in this car - I've sat in the back seat with my kids in their carseats and I'm an adult of average height and weight. If you want to put 3 adults, might be a can of sardines, but not so bad.
Ultimately, I would keep this car for it's fuel economy and performance, however my family is growing. I have a dog, and two kids and this doesn't fit my life anymore. However, I would prefer a car with less blindspots, they are stressful.