It's cheap, and will hold up if you take care of it!
At 8k miles the check engine warning came on. Scans showed a faulty post O2 sensor. It was replaced free of charge.
The same thing happened 3 more times. Being a mechanic myself, I was patient. The problem ultimately turned out to be a faulty wiring harness. It was corrected at 32k miles. No problems since.
At 65k miles, the T.P.S. (throttle position sensor) failed. The 1st portion of the warranty expired at 60k miles. The new T.P.S. cost me $60, and I replaced it myself in 2 minutes. No other problems until 111k miles.
1- Front struts failed (replaced them myself for $120).
2- At 121k miles, the alternator failed (replaced it myself for $129).
3- At 134k miles, the A/C compressor leaked (replaced it myself, along with the the receiver drier for $195).
4- At 139k miles, the radiator developed a small pinhole leak (replaced it myself for $115).
Great (for what it is)!
It's been well cared for, and looks like it's 4 years old instead of 14 years old. It doesn't burn oil, and still handles and stops as good as new! (well, almost)
It's a breeze to work on for the novice and pro alike!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2013