Solid, comfortable, and spacious
Some front suspension issues - right front is sagging about 1 inch lower than the left side. The left wheel makes a clicking/clunking sound when I turn the wheel sharp and am going slow, like out of a parking space. These problems however just may be normal wear and tear, since the vehicle does have 177k miles and it is 13 years old, so I don't hold that against the manufacturer at this point.
I've owned this vehicle for only going on 3 months now, so I can't really speak to its reliability. I don't know the maintenance history, but since I have owned it, it runs great, no problems.
It's very comfortable inside, and holds a ton of stuff. I have the leather interior, and even after 13 years it still holds up pretty good, no rips or holes, and the rest of the interior still looks great and has held up wonderfully. The stereo is also very good sounding.
The paint after all these years still holds a really excellent shine. I waxed it and it looks terrific.
The seats are quite comfortable, but they took some time to get used to. I wasn't crazy about them at first, I didn't think they were very supportive, but now I love them.
The only downsides I consider this vehicle to have is that it's got a really soft suspension, so when you go around corners, it sort of floats and bounces around, but maybe it wasn't like that when it was new; I don't know.
And the gas mileage. I don't really use the vehicle that much, just doing errands within 5 miles or so of home, so all my driving is city driving, and it gets about 12.5 miles per gallon. Yikes. Overall though, for a 13 year old vehicle, I am impressed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2012