Four doors, decent mileage, and as much fun to drive as a go-kart or Corvette. More prestige than a go-kart, a little less than a Corvette, but much more utilitarian. I can put a bicycle in the back w...
Four doors, decent mileage, and as much fun to drive as a go-kart or Corvette. More prestige than a go-kart, a little less than a Corvette, but much more utilitarian. I can put a bicycle in the back with the seats folded down and don't even have to take the front wheel off my bike. I can put a kid's seat in the back seat - try that in a Corvette, and I still get people complimenting me on the looks of the car.
I commute on interstate in the Chicago metro area. Normal speeds are between 70-80 and it's so much fun to just touch the accelerator and jump 10 mph to scoot into a lane or around someone putt-putting at 65 in the left lane. On and off ramps have become a blast - I can take them 15-20mph faster than the posted speed with a silly grin that blossoms into a hugh smile if I get on it to jump ahead of traffic as I exit the ramp.
The ONLY disappointment has been the auto-sensing headlights. They don't come on during the rain (state law) because it doesn't get dark enough to trigger them. So I have to manually turn them on and off. What a chore - life is so tough.
So, if you don't mind turning the lights on and off, I'd buy this car in a heartbeat. It's capable, versitile, good looking, and a blast to drive. Besides, how many cars can a guy in his 50's buy that his kids would love to drive (while paying under $20K)???