The original tires were Firestones, they really sucked. Replaced with Michelin X-ones, and the ride and traction improved.
2001 - Had passengers side door skin replaced after some clowns attempted to steal the radio (Alpine with Boston speakers) and damaged the door. Had to have the driver's door realigned winter 2001/02 and was a $60.00 set back.
When bought in 97 the transmission had a shake when shifting, the dealer corrected it by replacing the filter and changing out the fluid. Dealer said it was a common problem and this was an easy fix for it.
All and all the car is great I would buy another. I wanted to purchase a 97 but could not see the payments so I bought this one used. I drive about 500 miles on the highway every two months and the ride is great over the country roads of Kansas and the Interstate system.
The X-ones really helped the ride and handling of the car, I couldn't believe it.
Replaced the console insert with another from the 97 so you can use the armrest AND the cup holders.
The V-6's were dogs, stay away from them unless you get the late model 96-97s. The V-8 really rocks and is still respectable even now. But at 205HP and 4,000lbs of car, it's a bit of a boulevard cruiser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2002