I blew the transmission at 100,000 miles with most of it highway. My brother-in-law blew his '04 SES transmission with 72,000 miles the week before. The mechanic told me the transmissions that are on these cars are very poor. He had two more waiting to have transmissions put in. There was also a waiting list for parts. Consumer Reports graded it as an excellent used car; I do not know why.
I like the car; it rides nicely and quietly. With the transmission problems however, I would not recommend it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2008