The left front hub bearing assembly went bad at 32000. It started as a low pitched hum and gradually got louder. This was repaired under warranty.
During very cold weather, a rattle develops near the corner of the dash and the windshield. I just shove a rag in the corner to keep it quiet.
Otherwise so far so good. No problems.
I noticed it frequently down shifted on hills using 87 octane, so I switched to 89 octane 10% ethanol... same price and that issue disappeared.
The car is quiet except for road noise creeping in from the trunk.
I get 32 mpg on the highway on long trips at 65 to 70 mph. Just 25 mpg back and forth from work... mostly highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2010