This car has been the biggest damn headache in my life since I've discovered driving. I mean, not only have two (2) engines went, but two (2) transmissions have went along with that.
Also, the engine cut-off on the highway, which lead to the ridiculous event of the car sliding down an off-ramp and colliding into a guard-rail, almost tearing off the driver side door (which was replaced by the dealer free-of-charge) and causing extensive damage to the bumper. Mind you, the car almost killed me in the process when it rolled down the hill.
Not to mention, last December, BEFORE the engines and transmissions went, the car overheated badly, leading to a wallet-friendly $800 timing valve and water pump change.
Only recently (May 6th), I had to tow the damn thing from Connecticut when I visited some friends because, AGAIN, it overheated badly. The tow alone cost me $264, so the dealer was nice enough to replace the faulty thermostat on the 2nd engine for free.
Now, when I got the car back, the signals went out... I mean, what the hell is going on here???
The dealer fixed the signals for free, but they went out again later that day, so I took it back up. He fixed them again, I picked it up the next day, and they went out again. I brought it back that day. He returned it 4 days later claiming that he definitely found the problem, which luckily he did because I no longer have to risk being rear-ended switching lanes.
BUT, when I got it back, the parking brake light was illuminated, and after 15 minutes, he couldn't figure out what the problem was and gave me the car, insuring me that it's just an ignorance light. Just for kicks, the light is still on (lol).
It's now May 26th, and the transmission is gone again. That's three (3) transmissions now. So, I'm done with the car now, and I'm trading it in for a Mitsubishi 3000GT SL, which is a much sportier car for someone "my" age.
The car is incredible on the highway.
Some modifications include a brand new air filter and a fram oil filter (if that qualifies)
Beautiful two-tone paint.
Incredibly powerful 3.5L V6 which demands respect from all cars.
5.4 0-60, with the car easily pushing past 100 mph.
Flashy 17" alloy wheels attract a lot of attention.
Most importantly, a sound that literally will make you wet your pants (I mean literally; it's awesome)