The perfect car for someone looking for size and gas mileage, but with a whole lot of pep thrown in
I have really had no problems with the car yet. I've had it for a year, and about all I have done was changed the fluids. My Idle Air Control (IAC) started acting funny for me about 6 months ago, but is working fine now. After 13 years and 126K, of course, the leather on the driver's seat is a bit worn. The paint is also starting to show its age. Aside from the usual rock chips on the hood, there is a hazy spot about the size of the palm of your hand on the hood where the clear coat is starting to bubble up, but it you're not looking for it you can barely tell it is there.
Very reliable and comfortable car. I have put 6K on it in the past year, but now drive the car 30 miles a day. For a 3500lb 4 door sedan with a 6cyl, this thing flies. It hangs right in there with 5 speed Civics. If you ask it to, this transmission will run right up to 5500 RPMs w/o shifting like other cars. The inside is very comfortable and simple, the controls and gages are very easy to read and navigate, though my car does have the manual climate control, but Electric Climate Control (ECC) was offered in these cars. Since buying the car, I have replaced the original cassette player (still works like new) with a Pioneer CD player. It still has the stock speakers, though, and they still relay music as clear as glass.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2006