This car is the definition of high maintenance
Well, let's see, so far I've had the catalytic converter replaced twice, the powertrain had $3000 worth of work done on it over the summer, and the car is currently in the shop for a gas leak, and the head gasket is starting to go. There have been some other things, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. I just hit 70000 miles last week.
Thankfully, much of what I've had done to it has been under warranty. But as far as I'm concerned, having to take a car that's less than five years old, into the shop every three to six months for a major repair or some sort of check engine light problem is pretty insane. My mom didn't start having these kinds of problems with her Subaru until it was 10 years old.
Ultimately, I'm probably going to try to sell it this summer. Hopefully the next car I get won't have so many problems.
Overall, I've liked the car. It handles nice and mostly does what I ask of it. While it's had problems, it's never actually broken down on me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th December, 2010