Pretty good car for short trips.
No major complaints, but I do wish it had power windows. Mine is an automatic, and seems like it should have another, higher gear - at normal highway speeds, the engine sounds like it is near red-line even with the 4 piston engine. . The fold down rear seat makes the vehicle more useful than might be expected for such a small car (hatchback model). The only problem was one of the shock absorbers coming loose and causing the tire to lean into the wheel-well. I was able to fix it myself by replacing a bolt. In Virginia we have annual safety inspections, and one year the vehicle failed due to a tie rod coming loose and needing to be replaced. -- $900. 00 for that and other minor issues. The car is 18 years old - if I keep it another two years, it can be registered as an antique, no longer requiring annual inspection or personal property tax. Yes, in Virginia we pay tax on vehicles every year. One radio knob fell off, but I can live with that, as the control still works. The fan speed control for the heater and a/c lost it is click-stops and now is either on full or off, no in between. Some oil usage, and if the car is started after being allowed to sit for an extended period a large cloud of gray smoke is produced, but clears after the engine has run a few minutes.