The best and most reliable car that I have owned so far
I have had to replace the headlight bulbs (left hand at 160,000 miles and right hand at 175,000 miles).
Sunroof blew off on a hot Georgia summer's day two years ago (mileage about 170,000). It must have been a freak incident because no dealer or mechanic that I spoke to had ever heard of that. I replaced it with one from a wrecker for $125.
Drivers seat is worn out as is drivers side floor mat, but it does have high miles. Other seats are fine.
I bought this car new and it has been very good to me. It still has the original clutch and front brake pads. They are still serviceable. I replaced the timing belt at 110,000 miles and will replace it again at 210,000 miles.
It has always got excellent mileage (average is 36mpg) and has decent performance. It is getting a little old now and I am looking to replace it. Probably with an Accord EX, or maybe a Lincoln.
It is not a big car, but has decent room and comfort for the size. Extremely reliable.
I added a Class 1 hitch and roof rack and have towed and carried way more than I should have with this vehicle, including 20' long hang gliders, 17' canoes, 18' kayaks, and a trailer of gravel and stone over a mountain pass, and it keeps going.
I will replace the shocks, front brake pads, and pass it on to my son.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2005