What a rip off
First engine went out at 39,000 miles. It spun a bearing on the crank shaft.
Dealer replaced it technically out of warranty because I had changed the oil every 3,000 miles.
Clutch went out at 50,000 miles. It cost over $900 US to fix and most of that was parts.
The second engine went out at 60,000 miles. Dealer would not replace because it was 13 months & 20,000 miles since the last replaced engine. I still changed the oil every 3,000 miles. I replaced the engine with a salvage yard motor with roughly the same mileage. So far it has been working fine.
Catalytic converter went out at around 70,000 miles causing the check engine light to stay on.
Around the same time as the catalytic converter went out the oil pressure guage has stopped reporting correctly. It just goes straight to full pressure as soon as the vehicle is started.
Aside from the abysmal reliability of this vehicle and high repair costs, it is extremely expensive to drive.
It is also NOT a road vehicle. Even with the hard top, wind noise is excruciating and it exhausts you to drive with high wind at highway speeds.
Off road performance is exemplary. I had a blast the few times I took it off road. I stopped taking it off-road after the first engine went out thinking it was something I had inadvertently caused.
I discovered this not to be the case after the second engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th April, 2004