High performance, poorly made rip off
This car has continously had problems since I got it. When I first got it, it failed emissions and I needed to get a new timing belt to fix the problem (put in new serpentine belts and water pump while the engine was opened up). Total cost= about $850.
After that, the front right control arm just fell apart, Total cost = $750.
After that, front left wheel bearing needed to be replaced, total cost = $350.
Rear rotor replacement = $250.
Needed to change spark plugs. Total cost = $125... that's right, for SPARK PLUGS... really good design there, having to take off the entire manifold to get to rear 3 plugs.
Currently, the rear wiper does not work, the power antenna does not work, the front end feels terrible, one of the speakers is blown, and the clutch needs to be replaced. No matter how much money I put into this car, I continue to have serious problems with it.
I would generally just not reccomend this car, based on the experiences I have had.
It has very strong performance, but is generally not worth the price and does not get very good mileage.
The upkeep costs on this car have been mind boggling, the above listed problems are just what I can remember offhand.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st August, 2003