It has been cheap, reliable transportation; a real Utility Vehicle
Apart from the normal wear items such as brakes and hoses, not much.
The plastic parts in the window winders have broken twice.
The windshield washer hubs are very soft metal so they wore smooth by around 200,000 km. Fixed them with set screws.
The engine was replaced with a rebuilt one at around 250,000 km as it cost just less than rebuilding in the place.
The rocker panels have rusted quite badly because of the galvanic corrosion caused by bolting alumunium running boards to a steel vehicle.
A very tough, cheap to run vehicle. There are many of its brothers still on the road around here - northern Alberta.
It has served as a farm truck out on the back 40, and as a RV with a air mattress in the back and blacked out windows, and has been my daily commuter averaging nearly 90 km per day until it was retired recently, replaced by and Grand Caravan with stow-and-go seats.
The 5-speed manual transmission is excellent for running over the Rocky Mountains to the west coast; just stay in 4th gear and cruise by those overheating automatics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2008