Nearly everything went wrong with this car.
It started with noise coming from the power steering (replaced).
Then, the electric door lock stopped working. (One door at a time...)
The driver's seat started to make a weird sound (squeaking). My dealer "patched" it with "Duct-Tape"!!!
The brakes worn out at the speed of light. Once, I almost lost control of the car when the pedal went to the floor while I was trying to slow down on a bridge. My brakes were "shouting out loud" a very acute noise, but not the one we can hear when the brake pads are worn out... In fact, one of the the rear pads simply disintegrated!!! When I told it to my dealer, they simply tried to find something with a flashlight... Of course, my front brakes worn much too fast since the rear brakes weren't working! I had to pay the complete amount for a brake replacement.
Lately, I had a ball joint in the front suspension changed.
Finally, a lot of bells and whistles are driving me crazy daily.
This car was supposed to be a nice piece of engineering at a good price. But unfortunately, it does not worth what I paid for it. In fact, I still owe twice the amount that it worths today on the used car market!
However, the design by itself is good, even if the car is not a beauty. The trunk is very spacious, the seats are comfortable, the noise level on the road is very acceptable. The radio sounds very good!
I changed the original tires for BF Goodrich Traction T/A. This improved the handling a lot.