Best First Car!
By MR2SH on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "A bargain for how fun and unique it is"
Cons: "not as practical as most cars"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I saw this car, and instantly fell in love with it. So many people stop and stare at it, and some even think it is a Porsche. I was aware of the miniscule trunk space when i bought it, but the spaces are well thought out. The storage area behind the seats is plenty big for weekend luggage and there is a nice sized recepticle on the top of the dash, a large glovebox, and some depressions in the center console. The "Frunk" is a good size but less practicle to access. The car has plenty of power, and becuase of the weight and light steering, the car is very fun to take around corners. My car has the sequential Manual Transmission (SMT), which is a manual transmission with a computer-operated clutch. This transmission does not have a true automatic mode, but it will downshift from second gear to first when you stop at a light. You can shift up by ulling back on the floor shifter or with buttons on the back of either side of the steering wheel. To downshift, you push the floor shifter or push one of the buttons on the front of the steering wheel. The transmission shifts smoothly and quick enough for normal driving, but at higher revs, it can begin to feel sluggish. When downshifting it automatically blips the throttle for smoother shifts. Also, because of the cars size, it does not ussually roll when you let your foot of the brake, but it still will roll a little. The top is pretty simple to put up and down, but is much easier to do it when ouside of the vehicle. The process is simple: crack the windows (the diver window has an auto-down feature), unclip the two hooks via a button on the hook and fold it down, if your lucky you can hook the top down from the inside, but it will resist that. To put it up: unclip it from the down position, lift up via the small metal handle, flip down the visors, and hook it on to the windshield. The top doesn't leak, but does let in alot of noise. There is a flip ut sun/windblocker behind the seats, but is dark enough it makes it difficult to see out of. Theseats are confortable, but don't allow for much movement. Also, the steering wheel feels like it doesn't go up enough. The cabin is larger then it seems and the radio and climate controls are within easy reach. With 4 speakers, the radio is not amazing, but it is plenty for me. The only issue i have with the radio is, the antenna raises when the radio is on, and I broke it when I drove into the garage. The steering makes it easy to ark, and I can't imagine driving anything else!"
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