Great performing and comfortable car
Water pump failed at 50K.
Computer failed early in life of car.
Air conditioning mildewed (I live in a humid area) and required extensive work to correct, including a factory-supplied "after-blow" module. Had to replace the evaporator, wash the casing clorox, and replace all the foam rubber inside the evaporator casing with items that would not soak up moisture. These steps solved the problem - took about 2 years and 5 or 6 visits - all on their nickel.
Driver's window regulator failed at about 30K miles.
Driver's lock button failed at about 65K miles.
Exterior trim on doors falls off regularly. Glue back with silicone seal.
Front end wore out at about 80K and had to be extensively rebuilt. Still runs a bit left although nothing detectable is wrong with the alignment.
This is an extremely comfortable car, quiet and smooth. Handling is OK on good roads, but it takes serious concentration to control it on bumpy roads, due to a tendency to pitch and roll. Stiffer rear springs improved the handling somewhat.
The engine and transmission combination is magnificent. The car simply doesn't quit accelerating on the road. It is easy to merge into freeway traffic as it will go from 0 to 80 going up a freeway on-ramp. It will run at any speed you like on the freeway (up to 110 MPH - haven't tried to go faster) and will stay with any of the "muscle" cars from a stop light.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th March, 2002