Needed new tires, when I got it.
The right front turn signal doesn't work (because the socket isn't there).
The alternator went out at 234,000 miles.
It has an oil leak.
The power steering makes a lot of noise when it's cold outside.
This car is pretty tough.
I am a mechanic, so I know all about the whole "Oh my god, never get the 2.7, it sucks" side of it.
The fact is this; I got the car for 1000 bucks. The guy was asking 1500, I asked him if that was his bottom dollar, and he said he would take 1000, so I paid him.
I bought it as a cheap car for the gas mileage, because not only is this car big and comfy, but mine has been getting a consistent 22mpg city, and 30mpg highway.
So, running/driving/gas efficient/comfortable/etc. it was worth the 1000 bucks, even with the 2.7.
Well, let me tell you, it's all about how you drive it, folks. I don't drive like a dumb kid, I cruise around in this thing. With everyone always talking about how bad the 2.7 is, they are really just saying it's not teenager proof. Mine was adult owned up until 230k miles, when I got it, and now I have had it long enough to put 11k more miles on it, and aside from the expected problems, like alternators, tires, etc. nothing has left me stranded.
It holds temperature, it handles OK, it is comfy, it is good on gas, and when I did the most recent oil change, only a half quart came out. That's right, this car has been running for who knows how long on only a half quart of oil, and it has not shown a single sign of problems. I changed the oil, continue to drive it, and it feels like it has definitely been money well spent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2011