Works for me
1st set of front brake pads at 25,000km.
2 sets of front brake pads since.
Replaced 4 sets front wheel bearings.
Replaced water pump.
Replaced fuel pump.
CD player quit working.
Factory "Chrome Tec" rims peeling.
Transmission was causing some shifting problems until I added some tranny fix fluid.
Window clip on the driver's side door broke.
Blinker switch has an annoying clicking sound randomly, which can be very annoying.
This is a very fast fun and great handling car.
Overall, it has served me quite well, as I have driven it as a car to enjoy, but I also pride myself on impeccable maintenance.
I have driven lots of country roads, and subjected the car to many a snow torture test. I have driven on many long trips, and also done the short hops. All in all, the car has seen it all, and has held up fairly well in spite of it all.
The engine is still going strong, and doesn't burn any oil between changes.
First recommendation, get tires for the season you are driving in. It makes a world of a difference.
Never run out of fuel. It will kill your fuel pump.
Have a cooling system flush every 2-3 years to refresh the "awful" Dex fluid.
Enjoy a fine car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2011