Oct 01, 2006
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $36,140

Uncompromising boy-racer version of anonymous sedan. Aero kit finesses body design. Fast, comfortable, spacious, simple controls, 258-hp V-TEC, V6, slick 6-speed, quick steering with excellent feedback, great brakes. Invites confidence. 30 mpg at super-legal speeds.


Navigation system provokes arguments—alleged hotel addresses were actually owner’s home, private individuals (“Do you know what time it is?”) Spandex tires noisy on pebbled freeways. The usual caveat about rims and curbs.


$5,200 package turns “who cares” sedan into contender. Long-range travelers could become very fond of this car, especially with 100,000-mile tune-ups.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Horsepower 258-hp