I like this car, I just wish I didn't have to replace every single part!
Car overheated and sensor did not indicate this, causing a series of replacements including:
2.Spark plugs and spark plug wires.
After these were repaired the transmission went out. Literally, right after these repairs. Luckily, this was covered under some warranty that I didn't know I had (I bought it "as is" but I believe the dealership had pity on me by this time).
When I received the car back again after what was now 3 weeks of in service time (almost officially a lemon) the transmission slipped out again. And no, I did not drive this car hard at all.
I then received my car back again, and this time it did OK for about 1,000 miles and then it started overheating (mainly in traffic jams). Then I noticed it started burning oil and prepared for yet another horrible conclusion : (New head gasket.
So now it is 3 months later, and the car is actually running very well now. Not one problem in 8,000 after all of these repairs, and hopefully not jinxing myself when I say that I don't really expect any right now either.
The car and I have bonded, and I only have $300 more to pay for all of the repairs ;) She is now reliable, good with gas, and comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2003