Nice to drive, but not to own
The most common problems experienced for this vehicle is front ball joints fail (which I can buy separately from control arm and press in), front and rear strut bushings (which we can replace rears with bushings! Fronts have to have struts), shifter assembly (which we can now get a replacement metal shift part that replaces the plastic shifter part that always breaks, saving you hundreds of dollars).
Between 60 and 80 thousand miles, all of the above repairs listed above seem to be common for this vehicle. Cost for repairs is struts $1200.00, ball joints 250-300 per side with press in ball joints, and 600.00 side with control arms, shifter assembly around 500.00-700.00.
Nice to drive, but as in the past, mechanically unreliable and too expensive too maintain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th February, 2010