A reliable when maintained high performance everyday sedan with costly repairs
The oxygen sensor failed at 104,000 miles.
The starter had to be replaced at 101,000 miles.
The inlet hose had to be replaced at 101,000 miles.
The drivers side lock broke at 100,000 miles.
The factory car alarm stopped working at 105,000 miles.
The inter cooler developed a hole at 101,000 miles.
The car over boosts, then cuts out suddenly at 104,000 miles in the very cold weather.
I love the handling on this car.
The turbo charged engine feels as if it has a V8 engine, though it has a 2.2 5 cylinder.
Parts can be very expensive, such as a starter costing $200 without installation.
Parts also can be a good price if you look at the right places besides dealers.
The suspension needs a complete overhaul, but is still very fun to drive on the snow and ice.
The term "turn on a dime" is very true with this car due to it's excellent turning radius.
The oil gets black and must be changed every 2000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2004