I love this car, and I'm never giving it up
This car was badly neglected and abused before it was in my hands; owned by my mother and 16 year old sister. A short time after I had it, the head gasket blew. Understandable considering the conditions it had endured. Relatively easy fix, the engine is generally easy to work on.
Turn signal switch does not work correctly.
A/C compressor clutch burnt up, another easy fix.
Driver Information System crashed, displays garbled and random data now.
Radiator was badly damaged, I replaced it for more efficient cooling.
The car in general has been great to me. As mentioned before, the engine is easy to work on.
Aesthetically, this car is top notch. VERY sleek design outside. The gray interior looks very nice after being cleaned up.
The digital instrument cluster is great and easy to read, automatically dims when the headlights are turned on; brightness can be adjusted.
Power bucket seats are VERY comfortable, great for long distance driving. Shoulder belt is a little high.
The car's acceleration is pretty decent. The 2.8l V6 is powerful, but the car is heavy.
The sound of the exhaust is very aggressive, but not loud.
Engine is built very well. Chain timing, pushrod valves to stay true to its old school siblings. When I changed head gaskets, all areas of high friction were in very good shape, despite the high mileage.
Handling is wonderful, reminiscent of a high end sports car. It stays stuck to the ground in the tightest of turns and has no body roll.
Fuel efficiency is superb. I've squeezed 54mpg highway on this car, its average is 30. The Driver Information System did a great job tracking this information.
Overall the car is built well, performs well, rides great and looks NICE. It can take a lot of abuse and continue to live. They just don't make them like this any more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2010