Where do I start with the problems this car has had? After a trip in -40C weather I replaced the rack and pinion. The dealer installed a new one and then had to replace it right away again because the replacement was defective.
New Power steering pump replaced shortly after the rack.
Other repairs were: New O2 sensor, repair to emission control system, replaced door trim. Hubcaps repaired because they rattled.
New Heater fan switch installed.
Strut bearings re-lubricated numerous times.
ABS failed once.
Tires are holding up good, they are still the orginals.
Front Brake pads replaced at 60K.
Drivers seat is terrible. There was a bar that poked me in the lower back that put my legs to sleep. The dealer tried to fix it by stuffing foam in it. That just made it worse. Also replaced the seat back spring assembly.
The car seems to be getting more reliable as time progresses, but it has left a bad impression on me.
The GM dealer has been very good in the service and sales department to us.
I find the car is enjoyable to drive. It handles well. Has plenty of power and is actually fun to scoot around in. Gas mileage is good.
Unfortunately it has been in the shop about 15 times. Not good. I expected better than that. I owned an 89 Cavalier for 5 years and it was the best car I owned.
I find the car is very difficult to get in and out of due to being too low and me being a little bit overweight.
The car is very sharp to look at, Bright red with a spoiler.
Paint and exterior holding up great.