Good value, but beware of defective parts
Within 1 month the engine light came on and it was traced to a faulty gas cap. The dealer replaced this free of charge.
At 30,000 miles, I replaced the pollen filters. The two filters cost over $60 for the two. A little expensive for paper filters.
At around 32,000 miles the cruise control switch mechanism began to stick. It was found to be defective and was replaced free of charge by the dealer.
At around 40,000 miles, the dome light switch on the driver side door was defective. Since the vehicle was no longer under warranty, I temporarily fixed the problem by reinstalling the switch which becomes disconnected when the door is slammed. The switch should be replaced, but I fear the dealer will charge me too much money for the part which is worth about $5 in my mind.
The vehicle performs excellent. But, I feel the defective parts are inexcusable. Build quality is excellent. We live on a dirt road and at 43,000 miles the vehicle never rattles at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th December, 2004