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Advice: buy itexcellent
Pros: not to small not to big, just the right size
Cons: the owners before me did not take care of the car, just a few repairs it runs like brand new.
Advice: buy oneready for an 2004 malibu.
Pros: Adjustable up and down seat for short people who want a nice car!!!!
Cons: Nothing.....I love this car....everything is superb!! Great price too!!
Advice: Buy it, you will love it....there is nothing you won't love about this.I test drove this car and I knew it was mine! Being less than 5 feet tall makes seeing over the steering wheel hard but with the adjustable seat I can see. Plus it had the telescopic steering wheel!!! LOVE IT!!!
Cons: I wish I would have bought an LS
Advice: Buy itI love this car. I had a Ford Explorer prior to purchasing this car (I loved my Explorer, too) The only reason I decided to buy a car was due to rising gas prices. I was very nervous going from my SUV to a car due to space and driving features. This car is very roomy for a sedan and handles GREAT in the snow. I live in Northwestern, PA and this car did not spin one time in the 6-8 inches of snow we averaged. I don't miss my 4x4 at all. Not to mention the gas mileage is exceptional. I live in a very rural area and I am averaging 28-30 MPG. On the Highway, this car gets about 33-34. VERY SATISFIED!!!
Pros: CD Player and Automatic Exterior Lights
Cons: No dipstick for transmission, sealed for life doesn't mean it can't leak.
Advice: Test drive from cold, several other vehicles I test drove made wierd noises when cold.Quite responsive for a small engine with auto transmission. Nice quite ride at 70MPH, noisier getting there. It's a pleasure to drive. Good CD Player for budget car, Automatic lights (come on in dark) is a great feature. Commuter driving gets 30MPG so it is very economical. Decent size fuel tank giving great range. Good brakes. Maintenance schedule very economical. Wipers have great controls once you get to know their features. Cruise control 'on light' difficult to see in bright sun and is distracting at night. Would be better off without light. No under hood light. Engine dipstick difficult to replace using one hand.
Cons: Head rests
Advice: Buy itBought it for my wife and we love it! Plenty of power and handles great. Great feel to steering and brakes. Features that I though I did not need, I now love, such as steering wheel radio controls and remote start. Fuel economy is as advertised but don't go by the computer read out - it is way too low. Head rests are too far forward and seats could use some side support. Transmission whines slightly but I am starting to get picky. Great car, buy it.
Pros: I'm leasing it, so I wont be stuck with this P.O.S.
Cons: The fact that It's always at the dealership for one thing or another!
Advice: LEMON ALERT !! LEMON ALERT !! The problems I've had with this car are: The fact that I've had the thing in the dealership THREE times because of the car not always starting, and the power steering failing/w my kids in the car. Dont BUYLoved it during the test drive. Once I got it home I started giving me all kinds of problems. LEMON ALERT!!