A good vehicle, so far
The vehicle developed a shimmy at 6K miles. It turned out to be a bent wheel rim. It was repaired for free by the dealer, and this after "breaking it in" by driving from Tucson to Todos Santos, Baja California del Sur, Mexico.
At 15K the clutches in the rear-end turned to garbage as the rear end was not set up properly at the factory. Replaced under the warranty by the dealer.
Other than being a bit cramped in the seating department, I like it. At San Quitin, BC, the Sport pulled a Bronco 4X4 out of the sand (it was bogged to the frame) with zero problems.
It cruises at 75 MPH with no strain, and the ABS and some fancy steering saved my bacon near Mulege, BCS where I almost got into a head on with some guy driving on the wrong side of the road. Maybe he was English.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2001