Good looking, but the beauty is only skin deep
Windshield wiper spray system rusted.
Right rear power window stopped operating.
Power seat stopped operating.
Fuel gauge sensor broke twice.
Rear window trim leaked.
Roof trim detached.
Radio/tape deck broke.
Heater box leaked.
Rack and pinion steering had a clunking sound.
Oil leak in engine.
Power radio antenna broke twice.
Trunk interior panels came loose.
My wife loves this car; however, I had to ferry it to the dealer over and over.
The one really smart thing I did was buy GM's extended warranty for $600 with a zero deductible. That probably paid for itself 7 or 8 times over.
Two of the most irritating problems were the fuel gauge sensor breaking twice and ditto for the power radio antenna. These are not cutting edge technology items. Why can't GM procure a radio wind up material that doesn't break when Nissan can?
This could have been a real sales leader, but the reliability just kills this cars reputation.
We still own it and I think all of the bugs have been repaired. Since my wife puts on only 4000 miles per year, it'll be around another few years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 2004