Very affordable if you are a DIYer.
By zhammmy on Friday, May 03, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Sure footed handling and comfort."
Cons: "High maintenance cost if you're not a DIYer."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I bought this car in October, 2012, for $4000. It had 110000 miles on it.
Since I got it, I changed the motor oil(7 quarts of Mobil 1), oil filter($10), air filter($15), cabin air filter(comes in a set of two @ $15), spark plugs(Champion Platinum $30 for 8 of them.), replaced the leaking clutch slave cylinder($50), a bottle of DOT-4 brake fluid($6), and I installed a short-throw shifter($30 from "xBay".)
Lately, the warning lights for traction control and ABS comes on while driving. So, I would take out all 4 wheels to check if it's the ABS sensor(s) broken or something else. Also, When I brake hard during high speed, the front of the car shakes. So, I am going to change the front brake rotors($100 each) along with new front brake pads($50)Lately, the driver's side headlight keeps fogging up, don't know what's wrong with it, but that can wait.
So far, the car drives very good, the ride is comfortable and fast. Fuel economy is about $65 for 300 miles(92 octane gasoline at $4.30 per gallon.)"
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