Poor Build Quality
There was always water in the trunk where the spare tire is located even after being sent back to the dealership 5 times over the course of the time I've owned the car.
The paint peeled from the plastic body molding and had to be repainted.
The wiper switch needed to be replaced.
Brake calipers froze and needed serviced.
The interior panels sqeeked and rattled all the time.
I was very disappointed with the fit and finish of this vehicle. The car had an impressive appearance with the B4U package, but had little power to back it up. We upgraded various parts to enhance the performance:
Hyper Chip Street Runner
K&N Air Filter
Bosch Platinum Plugs
New Plug Wires
High Flow Catalytic Converter
Changed Tires to 245/50/Z16.
The car had good handling traits after changing to a lower profile speed rated tire.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2002