Fun to drive, when it drives
Bad freon leak in the AC system, probably due to a shoddy R134a conversion.
Transmission failed 1 month after I bought the car.
Electrical gremlin in the dash caused the AC to come on when going over bumps.
The car was fun to drive for the first 1,000 miles. The previous owner had lowered it, which further improved the experience. It could turn on a dime, and the brakes, which had been upgraded with cross-drilled rotors, were magnificent.
Unfortunately, the transmission died about 1,000 miles into my ownership of the car. Along with that, the AC stopped blowing cold and electrical gremlins started to pop up. The car was fitted with an aftermarket transmission cooler and filter, but I guess expecting all to be good at 160k was too much.
For someone who has the time and money to swap in a transmission from an Outback or Legacy, this is a great and FUN AWD sports coupe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2011