Great Japan-assembled vehicle, minor problems at the most
O2 sensor had to be replaced at 50,000kms, but covered under a recall.
Plastic shift position indicator (beside shifter) fell down into cover.
Plastic door bump strip on outside of rear passenger door began falling off.
Stock all-season tires were horrible.
Shifting is smooth compared to other vehicles, but having driven in a CVT vehicle, I now find the gear-shifting noticeable and annoying.
Other than that, this is a great vehicle to own and drive. Spacious, bright, responsive, safe. Note that this vehicle was assembled in Japan, which I will always prefer in future vehicle purchases.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2011