I would recommend this car to anyone
The AC compressor started making a whining sound at 200,000 miles. Cost me $900 for a new compressor and labor to install it. I think it was around $500 for the part.
We bought this car with 90k miles and now have 204,000 miles on it. In that time we have only had to replace the AC compressor ($900) at 200k miles, and change the water pump and timing belt (which is routine maintenance). I do oil changes at 4-5k mile intervals, but sometime go to 9k miles without an oil change and have had no problems.
I drive almost all highway miles and get about 21-23mpg's. I fill up about 15gallons and get usually drive about 350miles/tank.
Resale value is great on these cars because they are so reliable.
I have a two wheel drive model, but I have driven 4-wheel drive models offroad and they do great with decent stock ground clearance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th July, 2009