Reliable, well-made, comfortable, and fun
Hoses began to blow out after 100,000 miles.
Window switches needed replacing now and then.
Clutch at 180,000 miles or so.
This is by FAR the best, funnest, most reliable car I've ever owned. I have taken it to numerous festivals, run it without water on numerous occasions, and generally put very hard miles on it. Any other engine would have died long ago. My girl and I have slept in the back on dozens of camping trips. I have beaten the hell out of it and it just keeps running. I was in an accident, hit by 2 cars in the rain, barely missing the driver's seat. Unbelievably, the doors still opened and the frame checked out as straight afterward.
I just bought another one, same vintage, automatic. It has some problems like the window switches and clutch but I consider it worth fixing.
Yeah, I love these things.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2009