"A lot of car for the money."4.0 starson by fredlave
Pros: Great gas mileage, very roomy interior, peppy engine. very good fit and finish and excellent handling.
Cons: CD player does not accept MP3s, tinted windows not an available option, lacks backup proximity alarm system, has very low ground clearance which may be a problem on snow covered roads.
Summary: We bought this car off the dealer's lot a month ago when the fuel pump in my wife's 1994 Jeep Cherokee died and it cost too much to repair. We immediately drove it from Fargo to New Jersey and back. Highway gas milage is great, approaching 30 MPG and the handling was surprising good, especially in New Jersey traffic and while driving on I 80 through the Pocono Mountains in a downpour. It has plenty of power for day to day driving and is very comfortable on long trips. We found that the "Auto" setting for the air conditioning worked well. When winter comes and the snow flies we'll be able to test its handling on snow and ice and the adequacy of its heater. So far it has been very satisfactory.I've owned this car for 9 months and its been through a North Dakota winter. It handles well on snowy streets, the heater is very adequate and the heated seats are great - just what you need while the motor warms up and the outside temperature is -20ºF.
Updated on Mar 5, 2010