High performance, high maintenance
Problems that I have had with my car.
Window tracking problem.
Oil leaking problem.
Valve cover leak.
Manual transmission grinds.
Oxygen sensor went out.
Maintenance that has been done:
Rotors/pads were replaced at 118k miles by American Tire.
Lithia did an engine rebuild at 120k miles.
Hales Technical installed a new ACT2600 clutch at 124k miles.
Quick Lube flushed coolant and refilled at 124k miles.
I went ahead and replaced the starter at 125k miles.
Lithia replaced all belts... A/C belt, P/S belt, timing belt etc at 130k miles.
Lithia replaced oil filter O-ring at 130k miles, and changed the oil at the same time.
I replaced my oxygen sensor at 130k miles.
I replaced my valve cover at 131k miles.
I replaced my transmission fluid with GM synchromesh at 131k miles.
The turbo went out at 130k miles. I replaced the turbo with factory turbo, and then the car died on me 5 blocks later, and the car wouldn't start. Had to take it to a shop to get it fixed.
This car is an awesome car, due to the All Wheel Drive and turbo. However, if you don't have money, I suggest keeping the car completely stock, and I do mean completely! If you mod the car as I have, you will run into huge problems, and it will become a money pit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th May, 2003