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Pros: the style & the color & safety rating
Cons: the cup holders for the driver
Advice: it drives like a dreamIt was great. It handled very well, had comfortable seats & lots of leg room for back seat passengers. Had good acceleration and was a very comfortable ride.
Pros: Performance, styling, climate control, steering wheel radio control.
Cons: Lack of adjustable steering wheel.
Advice: Go for the LXi over the LX . The extra performance & luxury are worth the money.In this day of rising car costs, I was extremely impressed with the price of the LXi when compared to other makes/models. You get a lot more for your money. Style, comfort and quality at a comparatively reasonable price. Lack of an adjustable steering wheel is the only thing that keeps driver comfort from being perfect. Visibility has been sacrificed for styling but with a bit of driving this is easily adapted to.
Pros: the instrument panel
Advice: think before make decisionGood
Pros: The large front doors
Cons: location of the spare tire
Advice: noneI find this car to be vary sound, the car handles vary well. It is easy to see out of both front and to the rear. the car will fit our needs completly.
Advice: Get it before it is too lateLoved it
Pros: Body Style
Cons: Air conditioning
Advice: Be sure to have some music handy to listen to in order to drown out the engine noise.There is a high Pitch whining while motor is running. This gets increasingly worse upon acceleration.
Pros: Styling is the best followed by engine performance.
Cons: Vision to rear from outside mirrors. Driving in traffic is tricky.
Advice: Make a long test drive to make sure you and the car fit each other.Very good engine performance. Difficult to get into driver's seat with it in top position but comfortable when seated. Very steady when driving on highway. Suspension is not too tight but holds on turns if you don't mind leaning. A/C appears weak for hot-humid locations. Controls all accessible with Japanese perchance for having one control do several things depending on what other settings are. Steering wheel cuts off seeing turning signals. Trunk volumn is good though high lid sill hinders entry. Braking OK but better with ABS which seems difficult to find on dealer lots. Styling is great - a primary reason for buying it. Make a long test drive to make sure you fit it.