"great car with some extra care needed"4.0 starson by leeRB
Pros: One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Still fun to drive after 2 years. Extra room for 4 compared to other sports cars and the rear seats are actually comfortable for people with short legs
Cons: takes premium gas and get terrible gas milage. Engine uses oil. Engine can flood easily and keep the car from starting. Standard tires are terrible in the snow
Summary: This car is one of the most fun cars you will ever drive. It handle great and is easy to shift. It has room for 4 and the back seat are actually comfortable if you have short legs. I am 5' 6" and have been in the rear seats while other have driven the car. The extra set of doors make getting in and out of the seat a much easier task than in 2 door cars.
The car gets bad gas milage. I don't drive very aggresively with the car that often and I average 18 mpg even on mixed driving trips. On long highway trips I have seen 22 or 23 mpg once or twice. The engine is designed to use oil as it runs. The more aggresive you drive the car the more oil you seem to burn. I have heard of people using a quart every 1000 miles or so. I can last close to 3000 miles with out adding a quart.
The car has terrible snow traction with the stock tires. Don't try driving with anything but bare road if you have these tires still on the car. Also if you drive the car for a short distance and the engine has not warmed up but you shut the car off. You run the risk of flooding the engine which most of the time means you need actually have the car towed to the dealer or disconnect the fuel pump to fix. The last issue is really inconvient. It has only happened to me once when my father borrowed the car. I am sure it is worse in cold weather states but it is something people should know before buying the car.