A reliable and powerful car with a few minor quirks
There was a gasket problem pretty much off the showroom floor, and the dealer didn't find it until it was out of warranty. Fortunately we bought the extended, so it only cost 25 bucks to fix.
Not really a problem with the car, but it uses a cartridge oil filter which can be installed the wrong way by a moron. A quick lube place installed the oil filter backwards once. This could have been disastrous, but wasn't.
The back hatch open button sucks. I cuss it a lot.
After a few years, the chrome on the roof rack has a few little bubbles, and there are weird little spots of black dust on the roof which line up with the front and back interior lights. I clean them off, and a few weeks later, they come back.
The center console lid has broken off due to poor placement of the lumbar support on the driver side.
Nice power, and the MPG hasn't been too bad.
Lots of space, especially with the seats down.
Honestly, it was probably a little overpriced, but it was my first new car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th October, 2007