Overall, it is a fairly reliable car and reasonably comfortable to drive
Car came with 4 snow tires.
Shortly after getting the car, the tires were wearing unevenly. It was badly out of alignment. The reason it was out of alignment was because it had a bad tie rod. This had to be replaced and 4 new tires purchased at 17,000 miles.
The check engine light comes on frequently. Sometimes it is because of the gas cap which does not fit tightly.
Now at 36,000 miles, I am experiencing front end problems again. I am hearing and feeling that clunking noise again. Looks like I will need to replace the tie rods or ball joint on the other side.
The car is too low to the ground. It is constantly scraping bottom when I pull into or out of driveways or parking lots.
When running wipers, defroster, heat, fan, and stereo at the same time, the load is sometimes too much and all will cut out for a short bit but come back on again.
The remote car starter failed at around 33,000 miles and had to replace a module.
Other than the problems stated above, the car is fairly decent. Both sides of the back seat and the front passenger side seat fold down which allows for a lot of space when transporting larger items. Great for ski trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th March, 2009