2005 Pontiac Wave basic 1.6 from North America
Very happy with performance and comfort
The lock for the gasoline filler door broke, but was replaced by myself very easily at very low cost. This was probably the result of abuse at the gas station.
The engine hood has a couple of dents and seems to be made of very light material.
This car was recalled three times for the same condition although this never occurred in my case. The last recall created a noise problem which took some detective work on the part of the dealership to resolve. The replacement part had to be modified because of faulty manufacture. The recall was to repair possible throttle freeze up in colder climates. dealer service was exceptional.
I believe the standard transmission is the better option on this car as it takes driver participation for good performance.
I keep the car in a heated garage in the winter and do all my own servicing. The car is very easy to service.
I think snow tires are essential on this car in Canada.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2008