A true surprise. A real performer
Not much has gone wrong with this car. I was a Ford man myself until I met my wife who owned this wagon with 223,000km on it. I thought for sure it was going to pack it in in a few years; Boy, was I wrong.
Parts are generally cheap and can be done by non-dealership mechanics.
Major things that I've replaced over the years include: alternators, water pumps, computer chip and a head gasket leak - the gasket was the biggest repair at 271,000 km. The GM paint job is a maroon 'sandpaper' finish.
The driver's door has fallen off and a few buttons are starting to fall apart. The left signal arm must be turned off manually. The turn signals blink about once every 4 seconds! But the radio still works!!
Other than that, the usual wear and tear: tires, brakes, belts, fuses, etc.
This car is fast, even for its age. Our teenage daughter, unbeknownst to us, 'dragged' this car with her dingbat boyfriend at local intersections after she acquired her driver's license.
Now our 21-year old son drives it locally only. Not suitable for highway driving anymore.
If only they built Chevy's like this nowadays! I don't care about the styling, actually. I would buy another one like this in a heartbeat!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2008