This vehicle is worth twice what I paid for it
After warranty the transmission no longer shifted properly. It was replaced at about 80,000 with a factory transmission, which we paid full price for.
Over the 276,000 miles, we have installed 3 rack and pinion steering systems.
The front wheel bearings/hubs were replaced at about 250,000 miles.
Bearings and pulleys were replaced on the serpentine belt system.
Our driving style is very conservative. We made all the oil changes and transmission service necessary.
This is not a fast vehicle, it's heavy.
I believe I have the service of 3 vehicles as the mileage is approaching 300,000.
I can see this vehicle being retired, as it costs about $75 / month for some type of service (so far) averaged over a year.
I have spoken with other owners of similar mileage, and find there are many on the road with similar experience.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2012