Fun, but frustratingly unreliable
Engine fire from leaky injector.
Countless electrical failures and intermittent issues.
Cooling system corroded.
I bought the car because I lusted after it, even knowing the cooling system had been badly neglected.
It was fun to drive, but the electrical system was a nightmare. The power windows failed (bad switches), the security system went insane (bad solder connections in the modules), ignition coil failed, and the low side connection on the coil after that became intermittent, causing the car to stall every few minutes for two months before it stayed bad long enough to track down.
The ECU decided the engine was not running, and shut down the fuel pump every minute like clockwork, and many, many more. I wondered if it had been a flood vehicle, but never saw any sign of flood damage.
I found out it had been recalled for problems in the fuel distribution system, but it had never been taken in... I learned all that after the engine fire.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th August, 2010