This is one of best cars ever made!
Nothing major has ever gone wrong with this car!
Minor problem that is more of an annoyance:
Left blinker indicator on dash is temper mental i.e. sometimes it stays on after use and sometimes it doesn't go on at all!. We've had it repaired three times the past 14 years, but within a year it starts to go "on the blink".
Other very minor problems:
Some chrome peeling on the rear bumper.
Burns oil just a little tiny bit.
An oil additive seems to help this.
I had just started college in 1990 and got this car for a couple hundred dollars. My friends made fun of me for buying a boat.
Other than the blinker being constantly "on the blink" (which at first was annoying, and now we just ignore it), this car has had no.. I repeat...NO major problems or even other minor problems in the past 14 years.
We have driven it cross country several times. A recent trip up to Mt. St. Helens fully loaded with six big adults and a trunk load full of gear proved no problem at all.
Yes it does use gas, but highway mileage is more than appropriate for a vehicle this size.
The car is comfortable to be in and easy to drive. Passengers compliment the interior all the time.
The factory tinted widows are incredible! The have kept the dark forest green vinyl interior absolutely beautiful.
Maintenance costs: Very, very low!
A new battery every 3-5 years, tires replaced as needed, oil is changed every 3-4,000 miles, tune-ups every 3-4 years, etc. Brakes and alignment work has been done once. We take care of this car and it takes care of us!
Insurance costs: moderate, but we carry full package, including replacement for older cars (which requires an appraisal from a listed appraiser).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd June, 2004