A terrific, fun ride on the pricey-upkeep side
Transmission rebuild at 94,000.
Seats wore badly after 60K. Invest in covers!
Burns oil moderately - past 100K - as expected.
Power window motors and regulators gave out. An expensive fix.
Stock stereo gave out early on. Speakers, antenna, and CD changer.
This is a very smooth and comfortable ride for a sports car, equal too many luxury models! Great suspension design.
She can be a little temperamental, like most sports cars, and is not the car for you if you're on a budget since the upkeep can come as a shock to some.
If this is a concern, go for the starter ES model with less options.
Most of the problems I've had with this car are to be expected in a higher mileage vehicle, such as replacing the timing belt, fuel injectors, and power accessories. If you keep up with the maintenance, she will treat you well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2003