1000K's out of 45L's of ULP, now that's economy!!
The left hand CV joint was making a thudding noise, replaced for $300.
Had the shockies changed as the car swung about like an old sofa, $800.
Transmission changed up and down rather roughly, very indecisive around 60-70Kmh, required a new filter and fluid change, $275. After that no worries.
This car is indestructible. Me and my mum bought the car for my older brother to learn to drive in, he's tall so he needed the leg room and height, so it has served its purpose well.
Parts are relatively cheap, lots of them around, except when it comes to the 4 cylinder model. Most companies have to order in the motor parts from east (we live in WA) so it takes a week or two to get what we need. It's surprisingly quick for a 2.4, plenty of go and tows well also.
The 3L V6 is a far smoother ride, with almost equal fuel efficiency in the city. But take the 2.4 out on the highway and expect to get 200K's before the gas needle moves off of the full mark. We get around 1000K's out of 45 litres of unleaded, now that's called economy!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2009