By Seymore on Monday, April 26, 2010
overall rating 7 of 10rating details
"Brakes have been a hassle, and if you're taller than 5'6" or have friends who will ride in the back who are taller, this is not a good car for you. It has been reliable, though."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Naturopath on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 265,650overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Small to park but great to drive and lots of room"
Cons: "Tranny issues till you get a good one"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought my white 1995 EXPO in 1996 with 18,000 miles. It now has 265,600 and is going strong. Although it still has the original engine and is passes california SMOG with ease, it has had more tranny issues than a cat has lives. The dealership lept putting in rebuilt transmissions till they got a good one (it was number 4 that finally lasted. After it got up to about 200,000 and needed to be rebulit again so I brought it to Rapid Transmission (maybe not as good an idea as I had thought). Their rebuild kept havinb problems the 7 times they worked on it and it finally made it to 265,000 and needed to be rebuilt again. Found a shop with a really good reputation who uses certified Transmissions in Santee for their tranny work. Worked great for 2 weeks and locked in neutral on the highway. It now has yet another rebuilt tranny from Certified. Hopefuly this one will last another 100K miles. I truly love this car which has become part of me. About 26MPG Hwy and 20-21 combination. One of the reasons I have kept it (in addition to loving it other than the tranny problems) is that its size is like a mini-mini van. Lots of people room, lots of "stuff" room with the seats down. Really good visibility in every direction. Other than an expensive Subaru Forester or the Mazda 5, I don't see any car that is as small but acts as large and gets as good gas mileage. Let's see if the original engine and this last tranny will get fo another 100K"
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By dino on Monday, November 05, 2007
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"car a gift from a friend. excellent transportation with outstanding gas milage. great car for pricing and plenty of room with removable rear seat!!"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful