Nice car, styling, comfort: bad engine...bad, bad engine
Purchased the car from dealer used for $5000 in October 2003, I drove the car for roughly 5/6000 miles before the engine gave up. Had many many problems with misc. things in the two months I drove it including, but not limited to: Power windows off track, Power mirror switch failure, starter failure (340 dollars later).
Late November a light knock was detected and immediately taken in for service to dealer. Dealer stated that it was normal for a car with that many miles to develop something like that, and that they would charge me to inspect it... only a MONTH after I bought it!
Christmas Day is when it died... and now I'm stuck with a 5000 loan, and required to keep full coverage insurance on it $150/mo. when it's just sitting. A re-manufactured engine will run me between 4/5000 dollars, and a used one not much cheaper.
Just a recommendation, do not buy this car... unless you like spending money..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th March, 2004