An excellent asset to any family on a budget
The alignment is an issue with this car, although, with the right tires and a close eye on the tire wear, it is an issue that can be corrected. The factory tires were not great, in fact, they were down-right bad. We replaced them, under warranty, with newer, better rated tires and have since had NO problems. Another issue I had was with some creaking through the front axle when I would make a turn onto a road or driveway with a significant incline or up a hill. The creaking became noticeable to pedestrians, and I knew it was time to take it in. When I did, a minor adjustment to a too-tight axle fixed the problem completely.
The ride of this car is heavy and solid, much like the foreign vehicles I've previously owned. The handling is great and the responsiveness has literally saved my life and the lives of my children. The wide grip on the road allows for excellent cornering and even my V4 is quick and throaty. Not real comfortable for long rides, but I don't spend much time traveling long distances. I truly love this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2005