Lots of bells and whistles, but an ABS Achilles heel
I've had the car two years and am now about to give it away because the cost of repairs exceeds the value. I've spent about $200 on repairs, mostly maintenance, but now the ABS system has failed. Unfortunately, when the ABS fails, all the brakes fail. They say it could cost $1,000 to $3,000 to fix. From now on I am going to stay away from ABS. Who knew it was like having another engine in the car, in that it cost just as much if not more to repair or replace as an engine. I didn't realize that if the ABS pressure fails, you lose all your rear brakes and are left with 10% of front braking power.
I can live without A/C (which still works fine), but you gotta have brakes.
Worked fine until the ABS went out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd June, 2001