Good car, good performance, costly if needed to be fixed
The steering junction and control arms went at 200,000km (cost of $1200CDN)
Just recently had to replace the wires they were bad. The cost of the wires and, new spark plugs was $150CDN, but, the labor was 3 times that since you have to take half the engine apart to get to them.
The front and rear struts are gone on the vehicle (didn't replace yet) and will cost me $1000CDN.
Overall, costly car to fix if something breaks.
The car's interior is great. I fell in love with it at the beginning. It is elegant and practical. The leather seats are also great since the creamy color doesn't get hot during the summers as do other wehicles. Acceleration and handling are pretty good, although more horse power would add a lot. For a 6 cylinder engine the fuel economy is pretty good.
Finally, the way I drive cars (push them to their limits 95% of the time) this one has held up nicely. For an automatic I can hold the gas down and bring it to 6500rpm (7000limit) almost any time I like and hadn't had any problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2005