Originally Posted by HRoi
So how is it? It's an intriguing car to say the least.
Also, my 3 year old neighbor wants to race you. He has a blue and red Little Tikes with a yellow targa top
I'll take him on. Any playground, any time.
It's really a kick in the pants to toss around. Make no mistake, it's not a sportscar... just 1.4L 105hp with the torque up in the higher revs; but a rorty little engine that likes to go. I got the sport model with stiffer suspension, bigger wheels etc and you certainly feel the potholes and cracks. They're installing an aftermarket sunroof as we speak so I have the top-end Lounge model for the day... 1" smaller wheels and a softer ride- noticeably so.
Foodie- make sure you try the Sport and the Lounge or Pop versions to compare the ride quality; other than the tuning/ride... the changes between models are largely cosmetic (brightwork, interior details etc.).
As to MPG... I know a couple of owners with the manual tranny averaging about 42mpg after 3500 miles. I have the 6 speed auto/manumatic that, after a day of horsing around was averaging about 34.
You certainly get a lot of notice from passersby.