I love this car. It has very linear power. By that, I mean that the power response to the gas pedal and the braking response to the brake pedal come on smoothly, and not in special stages. I've won ra...
I love this car. It has very linear power. By that, I mean that the power response to the gas pedal and the braking response to the brake pedal come on smoothly, and not in special stages. I've won races against brand new Honda Civic Si's, which have more horsepower. However, the gas milage sucks. I have averaged 19MPG in 1500 miles.
The car has 196000 miles on it and still runs nearly like new. The brakes need replaced but not the cars problem. The transmission was replaced before I bought the car. Also, the back windows don't work. I don't know why, but it seems like an easy fix. Also, the cruise control doesn't work at all and the automatic lights flicker and turn off at night eventually, but manually controlling the lights fixes the problem without errors. Like many GM cars, the gas gauge is broke. Just use the trip counter. Try to get gas before 300 miles, while at 19MPG, you should be able to hit 326 miles.
The included Bose audio system sounds great. However, it may be easy to blow a speaker from a high input source, like an iPod turned up all the way connected through the tape deck, so watch for that.
I've driven this car hard. Drifting, speeding (135mph), power turns, etc. It's handled anything I throw at it and this is what it takes for me to trust that a car will keep me safe, and I am very impressed.