Amazing, peppy car with great miles per gallon, that can haul anything
The clutch needed to be replaced at about 150,000 miles.
There was a window bolt that was part of a recall.
The buttons on the radio started to chip at about 100,000 miles.
Developed a small oil leak at about 190,000 miles.
The leather is started coming off of the shifter at about 215,000 miles (but it is still attached at 226k).
This car is pretty quick.
I used to get 35 MPG combined. Now I am down to about 30 MPG.
I can fit anything in it. Really. With the front seat down, this thing can fit ANYTHING I want to put in it. It has never failed me.
The engine is slowly starting to wind down now. Not dying, just getting tired. It is still faster than the other compact wagons I have been test driving lately.
I have come to the conclusion that I just need to find another one of these in an '03 or '04, and drive that until one of the manufacturers makes a better car. There's nothing out there with this much pep & this great gas mileage combined.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2012