Avoid a used one without verifiable records
Warranty was key to this car, as the transmission was replaced 3 times in two years. Good roadside assistance as we were 50 miles to the nearest dealer. The exhaust manifold cracked and we were told it's not covered, but when pressed, their own fine print clearly stated it was, and so they replaced that too.
If buying one used, see that the transmission, the manifold, and the timing belt, have been replaced.
Nice car really. Had to sell it when the warranty ended.
Plus it has one of those awful interference engines, which requires a new timing belt every 60,000 miles or the engine destroys itself if it breaks.
I would buy another since the warranty covered everything but the new belt. Just need to arrange for a loaner at my next deal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2010