A good value for the money
The car had a stalling problem at low speed. I had O2 sensor, fuel pump and another sensor replaced. This ran me a big chunk of change, like $1000. The problem persisted. Dealership was unable to fix. Started using BP gas and problem went away. I didn't believe it so I tried another brand of gas, and sure enough, problem came back.
Some minor annoyances such as front door hinge wore out, the lights on climate control are intermittent and ironically, the intermittent windshield wipers are sometimes more intermittent than designed. Additionally, when brakes get wet, they squeal when backing out of my driveway after sitting over night, the blower motor chirps at low speed, and the sliding door window rattles a tad. The windows fog up in cold damp conditions to the degree that AC is mandatory.
Overall, I like the car. It is quick, quiet and comfortable. If not for the crazy stalling problem, I would have ended up putting little money into this car. I am planning on getting another in three years when I hit 200k miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2004