Good as a small car, I may have just gotten a lemon
New head gasket
New spark plugs
Rear windshied randomly shattered one day when a door was shut
The car had a low idle problem, and every time I would stop at a light/stop sign, the car would start to shake and rumble around, and finally, the idle would get so low that the car would shut off. I was left to two-foot it when I was stopped, with my left foot on the break and my right reving the gas. I took it to three mechanics who diagnosed it with three different problems. Finally someone told me it needed a computer update, which I think tured out to be the problem.
The brakes make a groaning noise which I have been told by multiple mechanics can only be fixed by getting the car up to 80km/h, then slamming on the brakes, repeat this a couple of times, and the noise goes away for a couple of weeks. Then it comes back, and you start the whole process over again.
The rear tail light has some kind of leak which leads to the floor of the back seat, so in the winter and when it rains, there are always puddles down there.
It takes forever to heat up on cold days, and for the air to cool in the heat.
I have had to replace the battery in the keyless entry remote twice in one year, then I had to get a new remote because two of the buttons fell off. Two!!!
Three of the LED lights blew in the centre console, so its very hard to see the temperature and air controls in the dark.
It's very comfortable
I love the sunroof and all of the luxury power features
The car looks great, and you would never guess it is as old as it is.
It was my first car, so I'm very attached, it's like my best friend, but I just can't afford to keep it running.
Great on gas.
It has good handling
You can hear the engine picking up, and actually feel the car shifting gear. Feels like you are in a car with a larger engine than just a four cylinder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd April, 2008