A very good cruiser, but the quality could be a lot better.
When I bought this one last autumn, it had a 10 point repair and service list from an independent inspector. Most of the points was not that serious (the 4 repair points are listed above). But the last 5 months of regular use in harsh winter conditions have not done this car any good. So far the repair list is growing by the week.
The reason that I bought this car in the first place was that this was a one owner (old man) 50000 km (about 30000 miles), had almost complete service history and was totally rust free. I also liked the ride very much, I've driven cars costing twice as much that has a worse ride. It seemed such a bargain at first, so quiet, good straight line ride, a strong V6 and a lot of standard equipment.
This car is a 1993 model, but was first put on the road 1994.
There are also several things that irritates me as I have driven this car on a regular basis, namely rattles and squeaks when driving on poor surface, it simply does not seem to be as well built as most European and Japanese cars.
The reason that I don't give this car 1 point on "Reliability marks" is that the basic construction of this car seem to be very sound, it does not rust, it always starts (even at -20 deg. Celcius when half of my neighbours are standing with their head down in the engine bay) and the transmission shifts sweetly. Shame about the rest of this car...