Overall I am very satisfied with this car for the money spent
The only thing to go wrong with the vehicle to date is the left and right upper and lower control arms. These went at 64,500 miles. The sway bar bushings were also bad and were replaced at the same time.
The car handles and drives very well. My only dislike with the engine is that it is noisy, both inside and outside the vehicle. When I start it in the morning it ticks for about 15 seconds. This occurs both when it is cold and when it isn't. The ticking goes away after about 15 seconds, but the engine still sounds loud. It almost sounds like a diesel engine at times.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2005