Very safe, and definetly worth every cent
No major unexplained problems when I owned this car, although the previous owner had the water pump, and the ECU replaced when it died suddenly on the highway.
The first muffler went at about 75000 miles the second one at 80000 miles.
Fog light bulbs seem to burn out very quick sometimes.
Right now after 2 accidents, the thermostat went, the high speed fan got jammed and burned out, the side panels pushed about an inch and allow the doors to open only halfway, the washer fluid tank broke both times (first time I fixed it)
After the first collision the digital display on the panel (shows MPG...) would go on and off, but now it works consistently again (w/o repairs).
This car has been in 3 Major accidents (front collision) and 2 Minor accidents (parking lot dings) and it STILL RUNS FINE (Minus 2 headlights, the bumper, the grille :)
Factory parts are pretty expensive (total estimate for damage was around $5,000, but used parts are much cheaper.
The stereo can be a pain in the ass to upgrade, because the factory amplifier has to be bypassed (But it took me only about 3 hours to do it).
This car is extremely comfortable, especially on long rides and makes most cars of this year look like junk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2003