It just looks wimpy, but has been a good workhorse
A recall of the head gasket. I had to change it as the recall had expired. This was done at 129,000 miles.
Rebuilt the tranny three times.
Now phantom wiper problem. BCM I think.
Aside from some nagging rough idle problems encountered recently, this van has given me great service. Belts yes, hoses yes, tires yes, but that's to be expected.
I never changed the starter, and changed the alternator once.
The motor does not leak or burn oil, and has proved to be reliable.
I guess the saving grace is that the windows are manual, and no ABS. There are not many frills to go wrong. I am now dealing with the BCM thing, and that kind of annoys me to have to change it to fix my wipers.
BTW, the last time the tranny was fixed, the tech replaced some worn hard parts instead of just reusing them. I think because of that it has lasted much longer than the previous rebuilds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2010