Good car if you can afford the repairs
The rear oil seal failed in 11/01 at 45,000 miles.
The car would not go in reverse up an incline at 65,000 miles, and 2nd gear was shifting hard. Had to replace transmission in 9/02.
Repeat of 2nd problem at 78,400 miles in Sept 03.
The warranty on the transmissions for the 2000 and 2001 models have been extended, but not the 1999 and they are having the same problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th September, 2003