Excellent car, would buy another one and would recommend
The light switch is messed up, you have to pull back on the switch to get the brake lights to come on. Happened around the 150500 mile mark though.
Also recently around 165000 miles, the wheel bearings need replaced. (Still haven't replaced).
The car stranded me once, due to the alternator going out. (Typical for a vehicle). This was about 100,000 miles.
My only major complaint with this car is, the back panel on the trunk, where the silver paint is on the inside of the plastic, is chipped and half gone. This makes the car appear unattractive. We tried to remove it to scrape and repaint, but couldn't. A dealer wanted to charge me over $200.00 to fix this eye sore. (I did not fix).
The wiper switch was recalled, and it did go out on me, which the dealer replaced no charge.
I loved this car from day one. It has been a smooth, comfortable ride.
The interior is excellent, no problems out of anything at all.
Engine still works perfectly. No transmission problems.
Only normal upkeep has been performed on this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2005