A magnificently reliable car
Once you learn that the front rotors are going to require resurfacing a couple times a year, you figure out that having a spare set for what, $100 makes sense. I'd have to resurface them after every 10,000 miles, but for the $10 it cost to grind a pair of rotors, and the hour to install with new pads, who cares? A good set of after-market drilled rotors would probably have prevented the whole issue. Other than that, my Ciera was the most bulletproof, perfectly running car I ever owned.
A quart of Slick 50 every third oil change, and 208,000 trouble free miles on the car when I sold it.
Regrettably, I was drawn by the allure of a nice, red convertible that was a heartbreaking exercise in maintenance and breakdowns, and abandoned the plain-jane comfort mobile that never failed me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2007