Best car I ever had, wouldn't trade it for the world!
Replaced first engine at 160,000 miles. Replaced first transmission at 210,000 miles. wheels bearings at 200,00 miles, radiator at 100,000 and 200,000 miles. C.V. axle replaced at 110,000 miles. other than that, just normal wear and tear.
I run this car like it was a race car. It has had a very hard life. In races, I have beaten Mustang GTs, Camaro Z-28s, and all kinds of rice burners. I get rubber in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears on a regular basis. It handles better than a Corvette in the neighborhood and accelerates from 0 - 60 just as well.
I just started modifying the engine and it screams. I have added high performance coil packs, K & N air filter, iridium spark plugs, 2 spiral maxes, ported and polished intake manifold and plenum. From 0 - 60 I'm running about 4.2!
I am a small person. I find the cabin cozy and extremely convenient. Everything is in reach.
I love this car! I wish I could find another one. It is safe, reliable. This is something I would trust my child in. As far as wet roads, I couldn't imagine finding a safer car. This car has saved my life more than once.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2006