These things have failed SO FAR: transmission, water pump, air emissions pump, head gaskets, timing belt tensioner, steering rack, A/C condenser, A/C electronics, ABS braking controller, ABS light, fuel pump, power antenna, ventilation motors, brake rotors warp. Various drive line fluid leaks. Numerous water/air leaks.
At 80,000 miles, replaced timing belt tensioner.
At 90,000 miles, replaced transmission sun gear, costing me $2000.
At 95,000, starter motor and fuel pump were replaced, and CD display LCD went out.
At 100,000, wiper motor was replaced, power antenna failed, and the ABS sensor was replaced.
At 120,000, Hi/Lo beam switch was replaced.
At 130,000, idle controller was replaced,
along with the head gasket.
After 120,000, the engine was taking in the cooling fluid due to a loosened engine bolt.
Well.. if not for all those problems, this car handles and drives like a good Japanese car..
Right now, 150,000 miles with the new engine gasket.. Still have the power to beat a BMW Z3.. uphill, fully loaded with a passenger..
Transmission failed due to broken sun gear. Otherwise no other problem on the transmission; still silky smooth..
Highway gas miles are great.. I'm getting over 30 miles for a gallon.. But in the city, 13-15 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th January, 2004