So, I'm now pretty well acquainted with my Plymouth Acclaim (I only realized about a month ago I was saying the wrong company). The transmission may not be the best. It's reluctant to shift from first to second, and when it does the whole car shakes.
Gas meter is fun to read too. Take a sharp corner or slam on the brakes and the needle goes wild thanks to sloshing. I'm also not sure how reliable the Empty mark is, since the Full mark is about an inch inside where the needle actually rests when I've filled up. A tank tends to be $40-50 and gets me a little over 200 miles (16-20 MPG).
Besides that my biggest problem with it is getting in and out. The top of the door is about two inches lower than where the top of my head would like to be, so I have to do some combination of hunching, leaning diagonally, and sitting way way on the edge of the seat to get in and out. Once I'm inside, I've got plenty of room for pretty much everything I want to do.
It has a tape player, with which I use an adapter to listen to podcasts on my phone (or music when I'm out of podcasts). No CD player, but I really only find that a problem during the Christmas season, because I have a moderate Christmas CD collection that I haven't ripped.
A coworker recently told me "I like your car because it reminds me of an awesome cardboard box, and I mean that in the nicest way possible."
edited 13th Dec '12 12:16:33 AM by TParadox