Reliable and forgiving workhorse with good performance
Rear Stabilizer bar broke mount in left rear.
Air conditioner has lost freon.
Heater does not work well, coolant restriction to heater core.
Digital dash has faded on lower left side, unable to read fuel gage in sunlight.
Seatbelt recoil spring jammed on driver side.
Rear brake lines rusted out at about 360,000 km.
This car has taken horrendous abuse by my hard driving, but has never stranded me or failed to start.
Suspension and brake components are extremely worn, but all original at over 370,000 km.
Engine has gotten weaker and transmission is just starting to slip a bit. Otherwise the drive-train is bulletproof.
Still able to accelerate to highway speed with a minimum of effort. Can reach 160 km/h and cruise comfortably at 125 km/h for long trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2002