I loved the way that this car looked. It said sporty to me, but I still paid 4dr car insurance. The paint was excellent, and the body panels were fiberglass, so I didn't have to worry about dents and dings. However, scratches showed up often, and we're also often deep.
The interior was my least favorite thing about this car. It was cheep and plastic. The seats were quite possibly the MOST uncomfortable thing I have ever sat in. Also I'm a big guy, but not big enough to bend a seat, and the metal tubing in the seat bent, often. Also the foam gave away, and I was lucky the material didn't tear.
The engine had decent power, and the car would pull ok considering it was an automatic. That being said in 2005 they switched to a more reliable 4 speed automatic, and I'm grateful that is the year I bought.
This car was a definite rattle trap.
Way too many recalls in far too little an amount of time. Also too little too late.