An expensive and unreliable mistake
Then most recently, the gearbox.
In fact, far too much for not enough mileage!
It's comfy, looks good, and in the first year or so, drove really well. The nippy automatic transmission plus loose power steering with a relatively high driving position and roomy interior gives the feel of an oversized go-kart -- I bet the convertible CC model's a lot of fun.
But things started to go wrong after not very much use one winter, and it's been one thing after another. We've serviced it regularly, used it moderately, and had more issues with this than the other three cars in the household put together (at more expense, too). Now the automatic transmission's gone. Considering selling it for scrap as it's probably not worth fixing. Seriously disappointed with it, sticking to Toyotas and VWs from now on in!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st December, 2010