Reliable Car for the Dollar
Water pump went out around 65,000.
Head gasket went out around 89,000...expensive fix, but I think I was taken by the mechanic.
Knobs for a/c keep falling off (on going situation... I should just glue 'em on).
Driver's side door stopped unlocking with a key around 100,000 miles.
Overall, this is a quality car. The gasket problems were more my fault than anything. I'm horrible at checking/changing the oil, so it was my fault this got out of hand.
It's been two years since anything I'd call major has gone wrong. Normal wear and tear (battery, starter, etc.) situations creep up now and again, but the reliability far out way the occasional problems.
I only wish it held it's value. When I sell I'm not going to get a whole lot, so that's one downer, but, what-are-you-going-to-do?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2004