Solid car early on, costly later on
Had to replace a head gasket.
14 miles to the gallon city, 19 highway.
Replaced shocks and struts, $2800.
Closed loop A/C not working after 1 year.
Beginning to show signs of more problems as it approaches 100000 miles.
Shocks compressor went out, $350.
Trunk has $500 auto locking device; do not slam the trunk!
I bought this from one owner, an old lady of 72 when she bought it and 82 when she sold it.
Very roomy and good acceleration.
Costs heavily on gas; not efficient, even after tuneups.
The leather can suck if you don't maintain it, and in winter leather is horrible.
The heated seats and side view mirrors are a plus; $300 repair for the heated mirrors. Seat warmers do NOT shut off when the car is not running unless you flip the switch; a flaw if you forget.
The $500 trunk lock that slowly closes the trunk is absolutely unnecessary.
Overall a good car if you maintain it, but it gets expensive later on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th August, 2013