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Pros: My Stereo (Audio Controls on Steeringwheel)
Cons: The Front Grill
Advice: Buy the PrePaid Oil Changes, its a great deal!I love this car, I couldnt express my feelings for it in any other way. I was unsure when I first purcahsed it, that everything that I was getting for this price. But its probably the best car I have ever owned. I just wish the gas mileage was a little better. but I love this car and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Pros: Loaded standard equipments
Advice: LX is the better deal than S modelYou can't ask for more in a compact car with such great value. Everything you want or even don't want is equipped with this car at a great price. LX model is loaded and it costs as low as a base mode Civic. Stylish look, both in and out. Roomy passenger cabin and trunk. Perfect!
Pros: Leather seats and sound system...
Cons: The rear of the car needs to be restyled
Advice: Good solid car, and warranty!My EX is great. The leather feels very expensive for a vehicle like this...I looked at a Hyundai Elantra GT, and this call just felt so much better, interior wise, and the engine was much quiter....
Pros: Back seat room
Cons: No arm rest
Advice: Look at other cars first, because once you drive this you will not want any other carWe already have a 2001 Vitara, and were surprised that this car has more room than the SUV does. I have been impressed with not only the gas milege but the ability to get in and out of place with ease. I love the room in the back, and unlike the Vitara I can drive (6ft tall 300lbs) and my father who is 6'2 can sit behind me with no problem. I totally love this car, and I am in the process of buying the 2004 version.
Pros: everything associated with sound system
Cons: no cruise control
Advice: get the extended warranty, original 7 yr 100000 only covers engine and transmissionFor the most part, a great car, only a couple things missing. No keyless entry and no cruise control on S model. Everything else is great, a lot of fun to drive, has many nice features, great 8 speaker sound system, cd and tape deck, back seat arm rest, 2 12 v plugin jacks, lots of headroom, very quiet and responsive.
Pros: Drives very smoothly.
Advice: Compare it with the competition, can't bet the value of this car.Very fun to drive! 'Best Pick' by www.highwaysafety.org, for safety! Very economical on gas. Low emissions, better than what is required(CA). JD POWER best value award, it is very similar to the Toyota Matrix or Pontiac Vibe, but, it costs thousands less! It has many standard features, most of which the competitors charge as options. If you are in the market for a small car, try it and you'll be glad you did. Looks cool, too!
Cons: The Noise
Advice: Don't botherLoud, abnoxious, slow, top heavy little teenie tiny minature car. Although it seems larger on the inside than outside it really is not. The 145hp engine is loud and I mean LOUD! The car justs feels like a disposable car. Pass it up for anything except maybe a Kia.