Rank on the road, but electrical problems are terrible!
Since purchase, a few things have gone wrong. The fuel pump went at 99,000 km, luckily I purchased the extended warranty. The dealer did not want to do the warranty work, saying that it was not part of the "power train", as I had only purchased a power train warranty. It specifically states in the warranty agreement that all parts of the "fuel system" are covered. Needless to say, I fought that one and got it under warranty after knocking a few heads.
Lately, little things have been going wrong with the electrical system. The cruise works for the most part, but sometimes decides not too. Also, the stereo clock light went on and off, depending on the day. I just finished taking out the stereo and checking the wires, and they looked fine, but now the stereo has no power at all! The theft lock light just flashes, even when the car is running. These kind of things really bother me!
On the other hand, the car is very rank on the road, you can corner hard (if you've got the tires), and it has a lot of jam for a 4 cylinder. It also looks deadly when it's cleaned up and the tires are shined. If not for the little things, I would love this car even more. If you are looking for a cheap used car that is sharp looking and good on fuel, than this is the car for you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2003