Safe, comfortable, reliable
About a month after I bought the car the car wouldn't start, had to have it towed, was a fuel pump $650. The fuel gauge works on occasion, but I go by miles; sometimes if I tap the glass covering the speedometer, it works.
I bought this car from the original owner here in San Francisco. Car came with all service records, very well maintained. Every oil change cost them $160 each time! I commute a lot, from San Francisco to Morgan Hill every day, 750 miles every week. It's been great, no problems with all the driving, not to mention all the stop and go in the city. Have put 10k in 3 months, freezing A/C and great heat. When I moved, I fit a huge amount of stuff in this car. Sturdy. The engine does go through oil, a quart every couple weeks or so, which is to be expected.
What I'm not crazy about is lousy fuel economy. I knew it wasn't great when I bought it, but now that I commute, it's very expensive, especially having to use premium. Also it's so sluggish, if I hit the gas hard it moves fast, but I don't like to do that often.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th December, 2010