Nice option to try out a big american car
I had to replace belts + light bulbs ($150), front brake pads+rotors, rear left tire ($300)
Still have a problem with the child safety system I cannot disengage it at one of the back doors.
Central lock switch works on only 1 door and of course it's not the driver's side :)
OK here is the deal: you get a car at a fairly low price (around 3K) packed with all the luxuries high-end cars have and it even drives well+has an acceptable mileage on highways.
The car looks good. Although everybody is complaining about the transmission I just have to tell you: no transmission in the world can do this job if you don't handle the car gently. Unleash 214 HP from a 3.5L engine to accelerate a big and heavy car. Can you imagine the forces at work. Sure, the car will jump will move as a small car, but the forces every component takes are much higher than on light cars. So my advice: drive slow or more precisely accelerate slow and in a gentle manner.
With this car you have a presence on the road even if you go slow. It's about size/looks not speed. Mine is black and everybody thinks I'm a secret agent or something like that :)
I think that this car is much safer than SUV's because it's as big as them (if not bigger) and has a low center of gravity so it will not roll over.
You just have to learn to drive slowly and in style - not that the car would not be capable of handling as a sports car, but then it doesn't last as much.
Huge space at rear seats, front seats are not that comfortable, but I can manage I had worse (I'm 6'3"). AC: 9 year old car - you really expect it to work?
Power: steering, seats (leather), mirrors, braking (with ABS that you can switch on/off), windows. Really nice interior, well designed.
I've heard complaints about the fact that the gear changer has no lights to illuminate it. First of all: it's an automatic for crying out loud! You put it in reverse when you get out of parking then you shift into drive and that's all! Besides it shows you on the dashboard what gear you're in. (By the way it's where it should be - down on the floor - I really hate it when it's near the steering wheel).
Hoghway noise is low, it's a different feeling than small cars.
Rear field of view: very small and inadequate - be careful when you back up.
Despite being a 94 car it still looks good and it has a lot of luxury options. I would recommend it to any speed maniac (like myself) because it teaches you to cool down and drive calmly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th September, 2003