Great cruising/family car
First not sure on mileage due to inaccurate reporting to DMV at sale or transfer.
Had car for two years. Ran great.
Radiator cracked at 98000, approx 300 for new one, not sure if it was my driving or just wear and tear.
Transmission Started leaking at 100000, went through average of 2qt of fluid a weeks.
104000 miles transmission won't shift. Had car looked at and could be electrical or mechanical cost of 1800 to fix/replace. Still waiting on other estimates.
Speedometer rattles and bounces after hitting around 65-70mph. Haven't had it repaired yet.
Can lose tail lights sometimes when bulb blows, found this one out while visiting my sister.
Overall good car.
Taken it on multiple road trips from San Diego to Phoenix without any significant problems on the road.
Roomy compared to last car, 1992 Ford Festiva.
Interior seems to hold up pretty well, have three young children that test it out pretty thoroughly.
Runs well even with 104000. haven't had to do much to it except standard repairs.
Plan on running this one until the engine goes might even replace the engine and give it to my oldest after that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2005