I still love it!
At 146000km, I had the mods made to run it on liquid petrol gas.
The alternator burned out twice (+ each time a new battery), the first at 190000km, the second at 215000km.
The door spring always made a hard popping noise when opening it (since I bought the car).
The idle went rough at 254000km, I replaced the air intake gasket. It also seems that the car has less power than it should... I think I`ll have to clean the ERG.
At 255000km the ABS light went on, it would run only in 2nd gear; I cleaned all electrical contacts and now it seems to work. I`ll also have to check the front ABS sensors and the speed sensor.
All other parts replacements were made in the usual service intervals.
I like the car, and I think all that has happened is rather normal at more than 250000kms in a cars life.
In Germany it is not easy to drive American cars; the parts are very expensive, and so is the gas. It is also hard to find qualified mechanics: that is why I had it modified to run on LPG, and why I have to do most of the repair by myself.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2007