An attractive car with good performance, although it is expensive on repairs..
Front brakes wear out relatively quickly on this model (every 14k miles or so)
Alternator is expensive to replace due to length of time needed to remove and re-install (replaced at 50k miles)...
Build quality not up to imports.
The engine and transmission are solid; the car feels stable at highway speeds, giving the driver a feeling of confidence.
The cloth seats have held up well in the 10 years I've owned the vehicle, but the build quality is only so-so. For example, when you shut the doors on this car, they do not have the solid feel of mid-size Japanese imports.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2002