Turn signal failed at 3,000 miles and needed replaced. This required some of the interior to be pulled out and it never really fit together correctly afterward.
A recall for stalling occurred around 10,000 miles. The repair helped the problem, but afterward I felt the car lost a little engine power. As well, the car would still stall periodically at startup.
Around 15,000 miles the head gasket/ head cylinder blew. The head gasket/head cylinder failed a second time approximately 6 months later then approximately 6 months following the second head gasket/head cylinder failure it happened again! This third time was pretty bad as it failed quickly without warning. I noticed that the engine smoking on my way to work and had to have it towed to the dealership because "it could catch on fire".
I knew the car was one of the cheapest alternatives available, but I decided to give it a chance. My experience with this car made me a true believer of "you get what you pay for".
The dealership seemed to think it was not a big deal to ask me to continually give up my car for weeks at a time in order to have major repairs done. I got the impression they were used to having to replace parts on these cars! The car was only 3 years old with less than 30,000 miles when I got rid of it and it had already gone into the shop at least 5 times for major problems.
I went ahead and paid off the gap amount owed on that car by adding it to my current vehicle because the trade-in value was pitiful and falling rapidly plus, I really wanted to get rid of the thing before it caught on fire and injured someone!