I had to replace the alternator about a week after I got it, but it was rebuilt before, so it had nothing to do with the reliability of the vehicle.
I have to replace the timing belt, which was supposed to be replaced at 105,000 (standard maintnence)
I am supposed to replace the exhaust manifold, but I won't. The dealer said it was necessary and I wouldn't pass the emissions test, but I did, fast pass. Make sure your car isn't cold when you get it tested. The crack is only minor and the dealer charges a flat fee of 600 to replace it, so going longer and bolts breaking won't make a difference in cost.
Very reliable!! I can always trust the car to start and get me where I am going!
I am extremley pleased with this car.
It is reliable. This car will always start if you take care of it.
The exterior designing is rugged and appealing, it's a great guy's car.
The interior designing is satisfactory, nothing great, but still good. Windows seem a little high, but no big deal. I would appreciate a better placed cup holder. I have the XE and don't like the seats. The SE offers more padded seats, and I feel like there is no support, I plan to solve this with some seat covers.
I got the XE model with 4x4, power windows, locks, mirrors, the works, cruise control, A/C, alarm, everything, and its great. I absolutely love this car. The only thing that really bugs me is the gas mileage because I take short trips and have a lot of short, cold starts, so I get about 15 mpg. But when it comes down to it, the feeling of security I get when my car sticks to the road as if it were pavement, is worth the extra 5 dollars a week.
Great on snow. I live in Colorado and when the roads are iced and snowed over, I am the only one out of my friends that can drive because they all have Eclipses and 2WD.
Feel great, this is a great car in any weather, will get you going, won't break and you look good in it!