This car is a pleasure, and will have collectors value in the future
The usual with a high mileage car. The alternator, battery, brake pads.
I also replaced the transmission after pulling a boat for two years. If you tow with these vehicles, I highly recommend a transmission cooler first. It was an expensive and, well, dirty and painful lesson.
Right now the car has been sitting in my garage for three years. I think it has a blown head gasket, but I was so sad when it happened that I'm just now looking into repairing it.
The head gasket was also my fault. It was -25F (MN haha) and the heater control valve cracked. I was five miles from home, it was cold out, so I pushed it. The car made it, but after I replaced the heater control it was blowing white smoke.
I LOVE this car, but hate being seen in it if you know what I mean. Station wagons are making a comeback, but they are still viewed as an out of date mommy-mobile (and I'm a guy).
The comfort level is outstanding. The seats are a little worn by now, but still a pleasure. Its roomy as heck, the kids love it, and you cannot beat this car for a road trip. It absolutely glides down the highway.
Power/acceleration/economy is just the right balance with the miserly tuned 5 litre engine. The aerodynamics are good, so 23-26 on the highway is easily obtained with a well tuned engine. In town it drops to 18 or so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2006