A great car
Shortly after I bought it, the A/C compressor got very hot and froze (from the heat). Since I live in Oregon, I just removed the belt and do nicely without it.
The paint adhesion wasn't the best on the Aries, but I had it repainted in the factory color and have had no further problem. The car has never been garaged, although in the years when I used it as a spare, I covered it with a tarp.
The headliner separated and hung down for a while, but I had a new one put in with no further problem.
About four years ago I had to replace the radiator. I found a new one and put it in by myself.
I bought this car from the State of Oregon. It had been a Motor Pool car and had only 60,000 miles on it. It looked like new and the interior was perfect.
I love the economy of this car, and it's a fun car to drive.
It has been absolutely dependable, and I've never been stranded by it. I always take it on road trips when I visit my married son; first to Idaho Falls, and now to Seattle from Salem, Oregon.
The tires seem to last indefinitely.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2013