The first thing to go wrong was the A/C right after we bought it.
Then it was the transmission around 80,000. This was the most expensive repair.
I have changed all 4 ball joints, upper control arm bushings, idler arm, fuel pump water pump, radiator, tension pulley, A/C condenser and compressor, and just yesterday the rear brake calipers. It's a good car, it only breaks at home, never had to be towed.
I've done all the work myself except the tranny and A/C. Parts are not that expensive, so I'm happy with a 9 year old car with 138,000 on it.
The heater problem is the control unit on the dash. Mine is bad too, but I live in Hawaii and really don't need heat.
I am also a auto body technician, and 90% of the time hinges wear out because people use the door to get in and out of instead the body of the car.
And for the guy who's doors won't stay open... you need new door checks. It's what keeps the doors open.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th September, 2009