A great car, but expensive to repair
Major rust problem.
Rear bumper fell off (on one side.)
Heating/air-conditioning control unit had to be replaced. -- a thousand bucks!!
Burned a fair amount of oil.
Muffler system had to be replaced. -- a thousand bucks!!
Rubber fuel line sprung a leak.
Had rust coming out all over on the body shortly after I bought it -- thankfully, it has a body built like a tank...
Overall ran not too bad, but was terrible at starting in the winter. In spite of using the glow plugs, I still had to fire up the hibachi under the engine on numerous occasions.
Took a while to get used to the slow acceleration...
All parts were very expensive. IE: The price one has to pay for sitting on luxurious chairs in the fancy dealership's waiting room...
The rear bumper, made out of cast aluminum, was terrible. Any salt on the highway eats this aluminum, thus one side of the bumper fell off. bolted it back on by riveting a power saw bar to the inside of the bumper.
A lovely vehicle to drive, and very comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2004