A/C and heat only works on defrost (since I got it).
Back windshield wiper doesn't operate (since I got it).
Would go dead intermittently while in gear (1 week after I bought it at 123,730 miles).
Really poor gas mileage, averages 10 MPG in town.
Gas gauge darts around a lot, giving inaccurate readings.
And the kicker : The flywheel busted off during driving at 123,977 miles.
Transmission completely went shortly after the flywheel was fixed at 123,985 miles.
Now the vehicle makes hellish grinding noises like a lawnmower, and the key gets stuck in the ignition when turning on the battery to tow the vehicle.
124,000 miles and this vehicle is spent. It's going to the junkyard.
A nightmare. Just read all the other reviews. I'm glad I haven't stuck much money into it, since reading all of the other reviews. I know if I fix one thing, another thing will just go wrong, which has happened already.
The only redeeming factor was that I paid less than $1k for it, and it lasted me for one winter through a treacherous winter we had here in town.
The AWD worked great, but I fear if something else hadn't gone first, surely the AWD would have gone, rendering this a useless winter vehicle. I still owe the dealer money, but I'm just going to give the blasted thing back to him because I've had nothing but problems with it.
It is the car that carries the dreaded word "lemon".
I used it LIGHTLY in town. No hot rodding, no ridiculous antics, no mud bogging. In-town driving, stop and go traffic, sometimes in deep snow on the streets that weren't plowed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th April, 2011