A mediocre car, but perfect if you're dating a mechanic
Head gasket (twice) - covered by extended warranty.
Oxygen sensor (at 140 000 kms)
EGR valve - covered by extended warranty.
Starter (at 120 000 kms)
Wind noise from the window frames (or lack thereof!)
Air conditioner (twice). $400 repair; have simply left broken.
Overall, I have been surprised that the car has held up so long. The build quality is just plain bad.
It does have OK performance and the engine is reliable, but the automatic robs a lot of power. We have never changed the AT fluid, we're crossing our fingers that it will hold up!
The resale value is just plain awful. We are waiting for the next breakdown to get rid of it and replace with a Civic.
Let's just say it has met our expectations : mediocre.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd December, 2004