A reliable soundly built sports sedan
No mechanical issues or warning signs.
No pings, rattles, or squeaks.
At 30mph the automatic tranny doesn't know which gear to use. It will opt for a higher gear and go to 1500 rpm, or stay at lower gear and rev around 2200.
Ride is firm and offers loads of grip. I'd even go as far as calling it sporty. Steering is tight, well balanced, and you always feel in control.
It's quick off the line, but only because of the AWD. 40-60mph acceleration is quite slow, but it easily cruises at 80mph and asks for more. I blame the automatic tranny for the slow acceleration. It could really use a 5 speed, since 80mph has the engine revving at 3000rpm.
Averages 28mpg with 75% highway driving at superlegal speeds. I'm banking it can do 30+ mpg given the right setup.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2010