Solid, Dependable Vehicle
Had to replace the blower motor switch - same problem I have read of elsewhere.. The blow motor runs on high, but not on any other setting - even that's intermittent. Had to fix the wiring harness to it as well, as it had melted to the switch.
The switch was a while 15 bucks at the dealer - but the wiring harness repair kit was 60.
It has tons of power, no lack there at all. Runs smooth, no problems starting. It has a very solid feel and from years of being a auto hobbyist, I can tell the engine is quite solid. Maintains consistent operating temperature, doesn't use a drop of oil. No funky little noises and none of that 'cheap vehicle' feel. Plenty of room in it and it has the best heater and A/C I've ever had in a car.
Stereo was decent, but I think the CD lens was out of whack or the rails it rode on were binding somewhere as it would skip here and there. Radio itself was fine otherwise - it was a great excuse to get an after market stereo :)
I'd buy another without a second thought.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2009