Great small SUV with Honda reliability
The radiator needed to be replaced at 150,000 miles.
The A/C condenser was replaced at the same time.
The rear sway bar ends were replaced at the same time.
Clock is known to go bad, replaced with a used unit.
This car is AWD and is very good in the snow. I put winter tires on, and my 19 year old daughter was able to navigate quite well, despite her inexperience. It even went better than a Chevy pickup 4x4 up a steep rough driveway.
The ride is quite a bit softer than my RAV4, and the acceleration just blows the Toyota away. I average 22 MPG with mostly highway miles. The RAV4 averages 25 MPG with the same roads driven.
It just feels more solidly built than the RAV4, and is a lot quieter inside.
The parts that were replaced are common with the vehicle's age and mileage.
It should last another 100k with proper maintenance, judging by the evidence of how many are still going and for sale with over 250k.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2012