I had the car 3 hours and the tire went flat. All 4 were rotted out. Cost: $400.
Car had a "leak and a squeak". Took it to my mechanic and had new tensioner belt motor replaced along with serpentine belt. Cost: $360.00.
Another noise a week later: Crank Shaft Pulley was leaking over motor mounts and torque mount. Crank Shaft had to be replaced and new oil put in. Cost: $460.00.
Had the car now 8 months and heard another "noise" under the hood. Compressor this time. Had to be put in and to warranty it had to get accumulator and filter and freon, $877.
Drove out of mechanic's shop and car was bouncing all over the place. Appears I need now a new Idler belt.
I haven't put, but 700 miles on this car, which had 28,031 original miles and I've almost paid in repairs as much as I paid for the car. (paid for car $3,000) Repairs so far: $2,100. I am elderly, disabled and wanted a car to get me around. What a mistake I made. What's next with this car I don't know, but I am positive something will go wrong, it has every month I've had it.
The car is adorable and a good size for a person alone.
The car however seems to need repairs, and major ones at that, weekly.
Great Mileage, but am spending that extra gas money on repairs.