Decent, solid vehicle for the price
Within the last 2 years, the items below have been replaced:
Engine wiring harness.
1 O2 sensor.
Resealed the rear axle.
Overall this has been a solid car. I don't understand all the negative comments from other owners. I guess some don't maintain their vehicles and treat them poorly.
We bought it new and have maintained it regularly. It has a solid feel and decent acceleration at the low end. It's sluggish when accelerating at higher speeds, but you don't buy one of these for the performance.
Within the last 2 years, a few items have needed replacing. The radiator started leaking and needed replacing. The most expensive was a short in the engine wiring harness, which was $1400 at the dealer, but they were the only ones that could diagnose the problem. The rear axle needed resealing.
These burn oil, so the oil should be checked regularly and topped off when necessary. The fuel filter should be replaced every 30k to keep it running good, and don't forget the timing belt.
Overall, a solid car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2013