Great Value and Performance
I owned the vehicle for only 6 months, but it needed no repairs during that time. I only performed routine maintenance.
This is a nice car; and for the money, you can't beat it. The 3.8L supercharged motor has incredible pick-up and is regarded as one of the most durable engines ever built. the 4-speed automatic transmission was excellent and shifted awesome. The Bose sound system sounded great with my Eclipse head unit and JL 10w6v2 subwoofer. The interior had lots of room and trunk space was good.
The things I disliked about the car was it was front wheel drive; which made handling a little awkward for a rear-wheel guy like me. I must have wiped-out 3 times with the stock Goodyear radials- once across a three lane freeway! Get good tires if you plan on buying one.
The only other complaint I had was the lousy gas mileage. I bought the car after reading reviews from owners who reported 25+ MPG overall gas mileage. I got about 320 miles to the tank, or about 18.5 MPG overall. The distance to empty computer fluctuated often- and that kinda drove me insane.
Be advised that this car requires 92+ octane, so fuel costs a few dollars more to fill it.
I left mine stock, but there are tons of cheap upgrades that will put this car in the low-13's and 12's in the 1/4 mile.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2007