I really like my van, a great deal for only $4000!
The transmission went out at 129,000 miles, had to be replaced at a cost of $1700, but then again I was pulling a heavy UHaul trailer at the time. The rear windshield wiper has never worked since I've owned it, but that's very minor. Also the headlights have clouded over, replacements were $125/pair (not installed!). Finally, I've had replace the belt 3 times.
Despite it's high mileage, the car runs like it's new.
I've never had any problems other than what's stated above; overall, it's very reliable, very smooth.
The interior lighting system needs to be redesigned, the lights stay on after you get out for several seconds, which makes you wonder if they're going to go off at all. Also, just lifting the door handle outside makes the inside lights come on, so thieves can (supposedly) see what's inside easier.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2002