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Advice: The car is built well, it can take a good beating if you push it.
I have a 5 speed, its great on gas, and it handles the road pretty good. It has good pep for a 4 cylinder. Its a great car for the money. It was a choice between a Honda Civic and the Spectra5. I chose it because I am 6ft4inchs and I fit comfortably. The engine also has a nice purr to it.