Great car, I'll miss it!
Struts and shocks, and steering linkage eventually wore out, but were very cheap to replace.
The car has needed a new alternator about every 5 years, which seems to be average for about any vehicle.
The water pump went the first year I owned the car at about 210k.
The seats eventually wore out and the headliner started to sag, but these are an easy and cheap fix for anyone whose slightly handy and owns a socket set.
... and of course, lots and lots of tires! LOL.
The car is very fun and economical to drive. Even with the V6 the tires are very easy to break free with the 5spd.
Roomy and comfortable for the driver and passenger, but very little room in the back seats.. really only enough room for kids.
Super reliable. Probably would still be driving it if it weren't for the incentives on new vehicles right now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2009