Cheap, reliable family transportation
I do not own this vehicle; it is my parents' but I have no choice, but to drive it. Right now it has a very bad power steering leak, but that's getting fixed. Around last Christmas we replaced the right-side driveshaft as it had broken at the CV joint. Last year we had about $1900 in repairs for a tune-up and some other stuff the shop found to fix. The transmission went out about 5 1/2 years ago, but has worked fine since. We have owned it since 1993.
The paint had just started peeling then, so you can only imagine it now. The speakers in the hatch sound like they're underwater.
Every time I stomp on the gas, my brother puts his dirty shoes up on the dash and I have to clean it. It's not the fastest out there and it really leans into the corners at anything over 10 mph. Braking is good. I have topped it out at 92 mph. on the highway. I am 6'4" and can comfortably sit up in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st March, 2004