Good first car for a novice driver
All replacements and services are after 65,000 miles.
1) The muffler broke off the exhaust pipe which lead to the replacement of the whole exhaust system.
2) The radiator leaked all the anti-freeze which damaged the water pump. Both replaced.
3) The front left axle broke. The car needed to be towed to the shop.
4) Engine and transmission leaks.
This is my first car and I still drive it daily.
I brought this from my good friend who left the car sitting for a while.
The car was not taken good care of.
All the major problems showed up after 65,000 miles and they will show up one after another.
These problems are not that cheap to repair.
But once you have it fixed, the car will be trouble free for a long time.
This is not a car for someone with a bad back.
You can feel every little bump on the road which can be good and bad for a driver.
Eats little gas like a Civic.
Good cockpit view, plenty of interior space front and back.
This is a good car overall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2001