Very solid car -- highly recommended!!
This car of mine will not run when wet. This means a lot of washing by hand and praying during rainstorms.
Brakes replaced three times.
Struts and shocks at 160,000 km.
MAJOR electrical problems - this is my "poltergeist car". Sometimes, but not lately, if you turn on the right signal, the digital clock flashes too. If you put on the e-brake, the clock goes out. The clock will only lite up during daylight hours. I swear, I go in underground parking (during the day) and the clock goes out!! Drive back out in the sun and it turns back on!
Dash bulbs burnt out.
Sway bar kit replaced.
Lots of squeaky noises when going over bumpy roads, very squeaky in the winter.
Minor paint chips, but the clear coat is peeling badly on the hood.
Overall, I adore this car! It is very comfortable and has put up with a lot of abuse and km since I have owned it. It has never left me stranded. It has an awesome stereo system, being an old factory one. Lots of room, the interior is still immaculate and I love all the cup holders! Lots of good usable truck space too.
Only very recently has the transmission started geting jumpy around 55 km/hr, probably on it's way out, but I just took it on a long trip to the mountains and it performed beautifully.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2003