by Rockwell B1 from Ohio on February 26, 2011
As someone who has always owned Jeep Comanches I was kind of hesitant about switching to such a low riding car. But after spending some time with it, it has been a blast. I have the 95 TSi AWD version with all the options. Really enjoy the awd since I live in Ohio, works great in the winters. It has performed just as well as my Jeeps use to, though obviously it can't handle going through stuff as deep. The anti-lock brakes work great on the ice when combined with the awd. The turbo really makes the car nice and quick, it has no problems passing someone or cruising down the highway. There is a slight turbo lag but nothing major when compared to other turbos. Handling is great with very responsive steering and a decent enough ride quality that I think might be slightly better than my '00 Eclipse. The interior is nice and comfy (I'm only 5'5") with front seats that can really be adjusted to your liking as far as fit, even to the point where it will hug you while in a curve. The back seats are fairly comfy too, though, like any other sports coupe, basically unusable. I don't really see this as a problem though since it is a sports car and the rear seat is really only there for insurance reasons and maybe little kids. The console is designed well in my opinion since everything is basically at your finger tips right in front of the shifter. My only real complaints are that the switch for the alarm that is in the engine bay for the hood can become misaligned and cause the alarm to trigger by itself, strong winds, or a cat walking along the hood. The spring that allows the gas-door to pop open when the lever is pulled will rust away and has to be replaced every couple years depending on your states salt usage during winter. The switches for the horn in the steering wheel can corrode or deteriorate and cause the horn to hardly work or stop altogether. And the dash around the defrost vents and the pad on the passenger airbag will warp over time from the sun and heat.
Purchased a Used car
Uses car for Just getting around
Does recommend this car!!
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