I like the concept, features, and performance of the car, but it's reliability is poor.
Almost immediately the rear seat recliner lever broke.
The rear sunshades retainer did not function.
Recalled for steering column malfunction.
Fog light indicator switch failed.
Noise in trans-axle resulted in two repairs and eventual replacement.
Harsh braking noise resulted in turning rotors and eventual replacement of one.
Seat heaters come on intermitently without being switched on.
Clunking noise investigation showed that front suspension parts were loose and had to be tightened.
I really like the ride and handling.
The gas mileage is outstanding.
The power and acceleration is notable.
The car's design was well thought out to offer great versatility for cargo arrangement.
The car has the most features of any car I have owned.
Though most of the problems I have had with the car were not serious, there have been too many, indicating either poor quality control or insufficient pre-market testing.
The dealer's service department has been accommodating, but often knew too little about this new model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th August, 2005