Chevrolet Spark Purchase vs Japanese
Scotty Good Morning
long time Toyota driver here for 25 years. Currently have a 2004 Tacoma and 2006 Tundra.
I want to add a New Chevrolet Spark as a weekend city car and to travel to visit my parents back and forth (3 hour ride) once a month. I know GM is just ok vs Toyota. I just think the Spark is a fun car. (driving it reminds me of the 80s VW golfs or Civic CRX). I have seen examples over 200 and even 300 miles still running in the forums. Seems the CVT is the major issue, but I would be getting the 5 speed manual transmission.
deep discounts are often given on these cars new. I over maintain all my vehicles, synthetic oil every 5k and coolant / gearbox every 50k.
it seems the GM of Korea cars are more reliable than the GM otherwise. What are you thoughts?
GM Korea is actually worse. I would only buy one if you can find a used one for next to nothing. Otherwise, if you want something fun to drive, get a Miata.
It’s your money, buy whatever you wish.
They're much more reliable with a manual..
go ahead, they are pretty fun to drive with a manual transmission but don't overpay since they have no resale value.
Eeehhh.....I wouldn't recommend one even with a manual. They are an ok rental, but that's about it.