The small trunk was also just fine for the size of the car. And of course, you can fold down the rear seats.
With only 84hp, I was expecting the worse. But unlike some other small cars with not much power (Like the painfully underpowered Fiesta), the Spark never felt bad. With the 5 speed manual, it was actually a lot of fun to drive.
With plenty of power in the city. And things were just fine on the freeway as well.
The ride is very firm, maybe too much for some. The steering is light and has quite a bit of that, now common, video game feel. But it's pretty accurate. And I got used to it.
It is not the best freeway cruiser. There is enough power, but the firm ride and light weight can make the ride feel a bit twitchy at times.
One thing I noticed on a sunny day was a pretty bad case of reflections on the windshield. From the top of the rather shinny dashboard. Which gets quite annoying once you notice it.
I must say that I really enjoyed my week with the tiny Spark. Parking and driving it around town is always fun. Especially with the smooth shifting 5 speed manual.
And that little engine sounds nice too when you push it a bit.
It is pretty quiet, has a nice interior and feels super solid over bumps.
It is officially rated at 32city/38HWY. Which doesn't seem that great for such a small car.
But my real life driving resulted in better numbers. I got 35 in the city.
And a really good 45 HWY. Without trying really hard.
I really would recommend the Spark. It tops out at about $16 000, which is where the Fiat 500 starts.
It is a roomy, well built little car that gets great mileage.
And best of all, I couldn't wait driving it around every morning.
Chevrolet Spark Test Drive. | Motor Junkies