Failed to start in extreme cold weather. 2 occasions (Despite block heater... dealer could not diagnose problem, says it was not plugged in. It was!)
Radio reception poor. (Replaced)
Bottle of water leaked on front seat and left huge stain. (1 month old)
Both glass support struts on rear lift gate fell off. (1st @ 2 weeks, 2nd @ 15 months.)
Exterior molding at base of wheel well fell off.
Water leaks into vehicle through rear glass liftgate.
Rattles over rough road. Dealer can't find problem.
Lots of power.
Handles well on dry pavement.
Sharp looking SUV
If our vehicle is any indication, there are serious fit/finish quality control issues.
Rear seat fold-down design is awkward.
With 2WD version, driving on rutted snow packed roads is flat out dangerous. The vehicle has a tendency do random 180 degree spins while traveling at low speed. (<30kph)
We don't plan to hold onto this vehicle beyond it's warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd March, 2004