Solid as a rock
I have had to replace the head gasket at about 200,000 miles and one cylinder needed to be repaired, I think it was that way when I bought it.
Muffler has a hole in it, but it sounds cool so I have not fixed that yet. Needed new boots over CV joints.
Transmission is very smooth, but it helps to warm the car up for 5 min. on a cold morning, it will shift smoothly fromn the start, otherwise it needs a few minutes to warm up before it shifts smooth.
Sometimes the starter is dead and nothing happens when I turn on the key. I just let it stay in the on position a minute and it will eventually try to start, then I click the key a few times and bang, it starts. I assume this is due to worn electrical connections in the starter, and when the wires get warm the conductivity improves and it starts, so I may need a starter repair job soon.
Runs great. Four wheel drive works perfectly, great in the snow and mud. I want a new car, but this thing just keeps running! I change the oil every 3-4000 miles. I have larger tires on it, so I try not to drive over 65MPH, but it moves out on the highway just fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2007