A rich fool's car
Everything went wrong with this overly-touchy car:
The entire air conditioning system quit after 250.000 miles, including compressor, vacuum switches, dashboard vacuum control center, sensors, etc.
The radio simply quit. So I replaced it. The new one quit too. I bought a used one, and that one quit too. Three radios in one year!
All the wood inserts in the interior panels were pretty much ruined, despite intensive care.
Power window on driver's side didn't work. Rear power window motors were very weak, and it was much better just not using them.
Power antenna broke after using it 3-4 times.
The entire vacuum door-lock system didn't work, and the car had many leaks in the vacuum lines.
The automatic transmission was hard and jumpy, so I had to replace it at 260.000 miles.
The powerseats stopped working when the switches on the doors fell apart.
The driver's side seat started leaning towards the left hurting my back.
Door lock on driver's side broke because a plastic lever inside the door had rotted out.
Sunroof wouldn't close or open without manual assistance. One day a piece of rubber fell out of it, and I never managed to figure out where it belonged.
Hood latch cable had to be replaced as soon as I bought it, because it would neither lock nor unlock the hood.
The car ran like a German panzer. You could feel every little rock on the pavement, and it just wouldn't do over 85 mph!
It was reliable and elegant, but as many people have already said: "A rich fool's car".
Nothing else to say about this car. It was good to have this experience so I can avoid it in the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th December, 2010