The car seems very reliable, and is running strong with 140k miles on it!
I noticed that the speedometer was out of sync with the actual speed of the car. I realized that the previous owner had put new tires on the car, but tires were not the original tire size, so this is causing the speedometer to give a 10mph lower reading while traveling at 70mph. (In other words, the speedometer reads 60mph, but the vehicle is actually traveling at 70mph.)
Recently purchased the car (July '09, $2k, 128k miles).
The car continues to run very strong with 139.5k miles now on it (Jan'10). 1.8L, 5sp manual transmission.
I have had the car 6 months; put approximately 12k miles on it since purchased, and have only had to add fuel, replace the air filter, and change the oil 3 times.
I have had to haul some things, so the rear end may be starting to sag a bit. I plan to keep an eye on it and perhaps replace the shocks/struts in the spring when the weather warms up.
Car has been extremely reliable, so I have been 100% satisfied with it so far.
I am pretty easy on the car (not rough) and am curious to see how many miles I get out of it. (Body/interior are in very good shape overall, but car is starting to look a little old, but not bad for a 15 year old car.)
Overall, extremely satisfied with the vehicle so far!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2010