Great Car for Short Commutes
The 2015 Chevy Spark is a small car perfect for those with small families that don't expect to make long commutes with the car. From a gas mileage perspective, it is amazingly efficient at around 34 mpg highway. It costs me $20 to fill up every two weeks with my current less than 5 mile commute. It is lacking in trunk space, though laying the back seats down does permit more storage in the rear of the vehicle. This, of course, means traveling long distances will only be feasible with the driver and one passenger. On top of this, there will be little to no leg room because the seats must be all the way forward to lay the back seats down. The car feels like it has a lot less get-up-and-go than other vehicles I have driven. I often feel like I have to floor it just to get up to speed within a reasonable amount of time. I drive an automatic and the transmission is often sluggish to switch gears when you don't come to a complete stop before needing to speed up again. It has been a vastly reliable car, as I have had to do nothing besides regular scheduled maintenance over the past 3 years and 21000 miles. From a features perspective, I purchased what was nearly base model so I don't really have any frills besides a Bluetooth capable touch screen radio. There is a USB and aux cable hookup for those not wishing to use the Bluetooth capability. The sound system isn't much to speak of, however, delivering very little in the way of subwoofer output and causing the music to come through with what feels like too much treble. Overall, it's an amazing little car for short commutes, especially if you're concerned with getting good gas mileage. If it's space or power you're looking for, this car is not for you.