Good little SUV, but the dealership service is lacking
When we took it for a test drive; there was a noise that sounded like a belt slipping. We bought the car with promises from the dealer that it would be fixed.
Turns out it was something in the transmission. The dealership kept trying different things to fix it, but every time (3 times) it still made the same noise after we drove out of the dealership. They finally replaced the entire transmission under warranty on the 4th trip in...
A sensor in the engine went defective very shortly after I took the car to get the timing belt changed out (regular service interval). Since this sensor was very close to the timing belt, I think the mechanic may have damaged it while he was replacing the timing belt. $700 for that repair. The dealership of course cut me no slack, and dismissed my claims that they may have done something wrong.
Good fuel economy. Lots of storage space. Comfortable seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2011