Affordable performance, sporty looks
Transmission @ 102000.
Basic consumables (brakes, hoses, battery, etc.)
Overall, I am generally happy with this car. I experienced a complete transmission failure at 102K miles, but since the car was a "hand-me-down" and didn't cost me anything, I chalked this one up to actually paying for the car. I read many of the reviews, and haven't seen anyone else complaining of tranny problems. I couldn't spring for a complete tranny rebuild, so I opted for having a used tranny installed. ($900 vs. $2200). Was just looking for any input from people who own this car and have had similar tranny failure, or if anyone has ever had a bad experience with a professionally installed used tranny.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2005