Pretty nice car if you have loads of money to repair it
Tires were dry rotted, and I had to replace all four. Totaling over $1,000.
Driver seat was torn badly on the lumbar support when purchased. $80.00 for a new seat from a junkyard.
The engine missed so badly that immediately after I purchased it I had to replace the spark plugs and wires. $120.00 to replace.
Transmission went at 101,000 miles. $1,000 to replace.
Water pump also went at 101,000 miles. $100.00 to replace.
Currently, it doesn't start. Check engine light is on, and the decoder says the air intake sensor is disconnected.
Also could be a reason as to why it won't start: the fuel pump may be shot.
Also it needs a new sunroof motor, it barely shuts, you practically have to push it shut.
And it needs new window motors, those also move very slowly.
Also.. it needs a new prop rods for the hatchback, those don't hold it up at all.
Nice looking body.
Quick, for an automatic.
Seats aren't the best.
Handles amazingly, I also drive a jetta, and it feels as if the probe practically is hugging the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd April, 2005