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Pros: Looks (Vivid Yellow)
Cons: No Mud Flaps ar made for them yet
Advice: Test DriveWhen I took my wife out for a test drive when we were looking for a car, and we had just test drove a PT Cruiser before it. When we got back to the show room, she said buy it. Since then (now this is my car mind you) she steals when ever she gets a chance and just goes out for drives. I love the way it looks outside and in. It handle like a dream and has plenty of power when you need it. I also looked at the Vibe and Matrix, but this car with the standard features. Beats out both of them hand down. The seats are very comfortable, the dash looks great and every gauge easy to read. All the controls are at you finger tips. My sugestion is test drive one, if this is the size car you are looking at. Because when you test drive it (and put it through its paces), you'll buy it
Cons: Cargo space can be a tad limiting at times.
Advice: Get ready to have fun (and yet be practical at the same time)!I absolutely love this car! I have had it for about six months. I bought it because I was looking for something that would fit my growing family (4 year old and newborn), but I was NOT going to become the minivan/SUV type of parent. I'm very much a kid at heart, and wanted a car to reflect that. The handling and performance are on a par (or better) as more expensive cars that I have test driven. At times, the cargo space is a bit limiting, but that's a rare occasion. And it looks incredibly cute....it continues to turn heads. I'm a loyal Mazda owner (my most recent was a 90 626), so I know the car is going to be a reliable performer for years to come.
Cons: little bumpy at slow speed
Advice: buy nowthis car is a 2002 millena s unbelievabale ride and performance for price of car
Pros: peppy engine with good fuel economy
Cons: seats are a liitle stiff
Advice: If you are considering a Hyundai Elantra, check this vehicle out it only costs about $1,000 more but is much better built and will last a long,long time.Did not test drive, purchased sight unseen thru carsdirect.com
Pros: The sunroof/side impact/abs package is awesome.
Cons: Lack of trunk button on remote. Also, the security system is really sensitive
Advice: Make sure you can handle the legroom in the backSo far I love this car. I have the LX model, the ES was a bit too expensive for what I could get right now. I might have to upload another review, but so far, and that's only a few hundred miles, I really like it. The driver seat adjusts will enough that I can find a good position for my back, as opposed to my Saturn SL2. The only drawback I find so far is no remote trunk button and the cup holders are for cups. No bottled water here. Tight turn and it's out.
Pros: The handling is fantastic
Cons: Noise from the open sunroof
Advice: The options are well worth the extra moneyI love this car!!!! It looks great, drives fantastic, and for the size of the vehicle has lots of space for me, my girlfriend and our stuff. Price had a lot to do with my decision, and for the price I paid I feel that I have got a very good deal. It is great on gas mileage, even on a short commute. I have had a lot of people ask me about the car, they like the look of it. Other drivers of the P5 have said they love it too, and being a Brit, i love it's European styling.
Pros: Handling, Braking, Ride Quality & Appearance
Cons: The people who stare at my car
Advice: Order yours todayGet one. How often do you actually see this car. I'm already tired of people calling my car the Matrix. This is the underdog of small wagons. Power isn't everything. This car is fast in curves but not a red light racer. Sure there will be aftermarket parts but right now this car is already a winner