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This one reviewer dislikes the Chevy Spark, says you can do better...

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So this one reviewer dislikes the Spark and thinks people would be better off getting a Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, or the smaller Chevrolet Sonic.

What do you guys have to say about his views about the Spark? Do you agree?

Chevrolet's Spark is a confusing car.

Why? Chevy has a perfectly fine entry-level car, the Sonic. Why it felt a need to go bargain basement with its Spark, a Daewoo designed four-door micro or city car, seems like a decision from the pre-bankruptcy General Motors.

The Spark is small, riding on a 93.5-inch wheelbase and weighing just 2,269 pounds in 2LT trim, as I drove it, with a four-speed automatic transmission. Consider that most cars now have five- or six-speed transmissions, and you can see what road we're headed down.

Spark is made in South Korea and comes in three trims: base, 1LT and 2LT. Its base price is $12,245, close to its main competitor, the Nissan Versa, but you'd also compare it with Scion's iQ or Hyundai's Accent.

Compared with Sonic, the nice riding and handling compact Chevy hatchback, the Spark is nearly 16 inches shorter at just 144.7 inches long and weighs about 400 pounds less. A base Sonic begins at $14,800 and is far more comfortable and refined.
Savage on Wheels - You can do a lot better than Chevrolet's Spark
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I dont agree with the reviewer. To me the spark is a budget mind vehicle. Really depends what people are will to pay for a brand new car and thats what its worth. For what it has to offer i think it could turn a lot of heads. But when you mention elantra and the others that just another category. I think this car could very well be the best car in its class.
Spark is suppose to be the green, affordable (thats an important one) and more spacious Chevy Sonic. Both cars have their purpose, I guess he doesn't fully get it or is just biased.

When it comes down to price, the Spark can't be beat.

Elantra is another good option, the Elanta GT hatch....but I believe that's a few thousand more, almost near $20k OTD I believe?
The reviewer sounds biased. The chevy spark is geared more to affordability, at least thats how they market it. Maybe hes just asking for too much.
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