Good for long distance traveling, but not for quick
The ball joints had to be replaced because when you went down a hill, the wheels would make a grinding noise.
A Idle monitor had to be replaced because the car would stall when stopped at a stop light or the car was idling. $500 dollars!!!
Oil leaked for a while until I tightened the engine block cover.
Still burns some oil though.
Good acceleration and comfortable on long trips to the ski resorts. Good in snow, ABS brakes work well and handles well on bumpy windy back roads. High speed and highway handling and stability are incredible.
Lack of power to pass or to climb long hills and the transmission get confused when climbing a hill and doesn't react when you floor it. When you press the "overdrive off" button, the car slows down really quickly and the transmission clunks. Also, sometimes to get up hills, I have to move the shifter down from "D" to "2" and the car does the same as the "overdrive off" button.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2004