One of the best overall
Had brake stuck caliper issues - under warranty and after.
Water pump at 90,000.
Dash outside temp lamp failed at 140,000.
Tail light at 120,000.
Overall the car is excellent, and it shows how good a car can be engineered and built. At 146,000 everything works on the car. The A/C has never been serviced and is ice cold. It is underpowered by today's standard, but handles very well considering its size and weight.
I call it the sewing machine - not very exciting, but it WILL start and it WILL get you there with pretty good overall gas mileage (22-24 mix driving) - very reliable obviously.
I should add this car has been fairly abused - left outside all year some years, teenage driven at times, lax maintenance. Also does quite well in snow with snow tires. The 12 CD trunk player works as always. I think an excellent used car for the current book values.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2009