Noise in the belts, replaced: water pump, idler pulley, tensioner pulley.
Driver's side axle shaft, ball joint.
The tab that holds the sun visor to the interior broke, and is often broke on cars in the junk yard.
The factory CD player doesn't work, but the radio's fine
Front brakes, complete.
Spring in the rear brake drum broke, trashed the self adjuster.
Can of Freon.
Rust problems on the rocker and over the rear wheel arches. Bottom of the tail gate and hood.
I'm also starting to get the shock tower rust.
The weird part about the rust, is it's almost like it was done on purpose. There are plenty of drain holes, but I found plastic stickers covering each and every one. It looked like they came from the factory. The engineers properly designed the drain holes in, and somebody along the way didn't understand why they were there, and covered up the holes. This then rusted everything out from the inside.
Very comfortable interior.
The 3.3 seems to be a good motor for me.
Acceleration is fine, and handles well.
I'd keep the van if it wasn't for the rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2012