Don't tow... anything. Your wallet will know no peace
Transmission blew twice.
Head gasket blew twice.
Fuel pump blew.
Front wipers stopped and started again.
Rear wiper and washer stopped and started on their own, often when the car was off.
Radio would be on or off, but the display would either stay on or shut off on its own. The cassette player ate tapes, too.
Water pump failed.
Looking back, I'm almost sure there were more problems than that with the van. Oh well, I can't remember them all now. Suffice it to say that for the first half of my family's ownership it ran well. For the second half of its time with us, it gave us nothing but trouble and bills, time and again, until we called it the six million dollar van.
Don't tow trailers or haul stuff on the roof. We did, once, and it blew the headgasket, and the transmission. This was the 3-speed, which is generally considered to be better than the 4-speed they started slipping in later. The fuel pump had been going since we bought the car, and it seemed as if the electrical systems would never stop acting up. For the first few years however, it was a reliable vehicle, with only a few electrical peculiarities.
So, don't use this minivan for anything heavier than you'd use a K-car for. It will get you back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st September, 2009