Like it like no other. Good value for the money
Was getting very poor mpg when purchased, around 15 mpg combined. Changed every conceivable part to improve mpg, but only been able to achieve no more than 22 mpg combined. Will have to live with it.
Had a coolant leak apparently from a faulty head gasket into the oil. Been able to drive it still though for another 30k more miles, keeping an eye on the oil before I had to have it fixed.
Starter went bad at 145k miles. Not bad; was an easy fix.
A/C had a leak at 147k miles. Had to replace the expansion valve. Small fix.
Driver door power lock and power windows stopped working around 140k. Changed the window controller, but left the lock as is.
Hood started to rust along the front lip around 75k. Been able to minimise it by rust proofing from the inside with asphaltic undercoat paint from a $3 spray can. Will have to do for now. Not fixed yet.
The platinum silver paint is like brand new after 150k miles. Just hand washes it and it shines.
The interior is like brand new. No tears in the cloth upholstery.
Slow to average ride quality. Bit noisy engine and tires.
Quite pleasing design. Still like it after 10 years.
Very roomy inside and large trunk space. Engine bay though is a bit cramped.
Would much appreciate better mileage, but willing to keep the car much longer for the good looks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th September, 2010