Greatest car ever made
Winter 2001 - The water pump failed.
Spring 2002 - A spring in the clutch system snapped. I had the clutch replaced during the service. Simultaneously I had the transfer case recall service completed.
Summer 2002 - Texas heat and sun spelled the end of the seat leather. The seat panels under the butt began to tear at the seams. The shoulder of the seat also wore out as it was right next to the window.
This car, despite all of her power and weight, was incredibly reliable! The only times the car had to be brought down for being hard broke, were for normal parts that would wear out, regardless of make or manufacturer.
I performed all regular service and maintenance to the car. My only complaint of the car, was while working on it, you had to appreciate that the engine was designed first, and the engine wore the rest of the car to stay dry. Nothing was simple or quick to perform other than fluid changes.
The car is incredibly sure footed, and will carry plenty of speed into corners. I found out twice that when she is finally out of grip, there is a lot of momentum behind her. The all wheel drive led to under-steer, but with planning any curve could be negotiated quickly.
I used summer tires all year long, and enjoyed the car wet, dry, or in the snow.
A buyer must be educated on how to perform maintenance and understand what these cars do. Visit any 3000GT/Stealth enthusiast site to do so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2008