I would buy another if available new
Intermittent problem. The vehicle will start losing power while driving. The engine does "not" stall, but the mpg's drop from 18-19 to 6-9. It's almost like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake. If I take my foot off the gas, the vehicle starts slowing like I was braking. From a stop, it struggles to increase speed, sometimes knocks a little, strains, but does eventually shift gears, though not to OD. Again, like driving with a foot on the brake.
Tranny checked okay, plugs changed, throttle body cleaned and fuel filter changed. Mechanic said trial and error, since there are no service engine lights or codes on the computer. Trial and error suggesting a new throttle body or fuel pump. However, shifting into neutral, the engine accelerates smooth, doesn't cut out, so neither really fits, and both are very expensive.
Other than having to fix a warped exhaust manifold and gasket at 155K, in addition to normal wear items like cooling fan, front brakes, and a few things here and there, no problems.
Very dependable, but can't seem to find anyone with a similar problem?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2011