It's the best car that I have ever owned, and very economical
Brakes replaced a few times.
Drivers seat fell back onto the back seat = (repaired free after recall).
Replaced alternator once (after years of driving).
Ceiling light replaced.
Windshield wipers went wild, attacking each other. (out of sync) eventually the wipers quit working all together.
Door handles tend to stay up, so you have to push them down manually before closing the doors, if you want the doors to latch.
Oil seal leak, but only add an extra quart per 3,000 miles.
Automatic passenger shoulder harness motor shot.
Got this car from a tiny dealer, who purchased it at an auto auction, so it has a salvage title. He replaced parts from a different one and repainted it.
I ran all four Blizzak snow tires on it in the winter, and never got stuck (except when I was in a hurry and tried to drive (through) an old snow pile)!!! Others were stuck, but I was always mobile!!! A semi was stuck in our parking lot, but I drove right through the same stuff with out any problem at all!!!
It holds the road amazingly well!!!
The steering is awesome!!!
Even with all the miles on it, I average nearly 40 mph.
I don’t drive this car anymore because the wipers don’t work, but I still keep it as a spare.
When it was 60+ below, it was one of the two vehicles in our parking lot at work, that actually started!--- The other car that started was an older Saturn. We (with the Saturns) drove people around in the parking lot to keep them warm, while they got their cars jump started, so that they could head home from work.
For me it has been an extremely dependable car, and I just love it!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2006