$2000 and now it has 220,000 miles on it!
The A/C did not work when I bought it, needing a compressor, condenser and dryer.
The front end has been done (new tie rods ends, struts, and sway bar bushings) and still needs control arm bushings, but are too expensive. This work was done by me at about 210,000 miles.
The alternator went dead at about 195,000 miles or so.
I have replaced the timing belt as a precaution.
The engine is working flawlessly at 220,00 miles!
The suspension still feels squishy even though the entire front end has been replaced.
The interior was immaculate when I bought it and still is as well as durable.
There are lots of neat features in the car (hidden storage in the back, lights turn off automatically, etc.).
The transmission is the weak point-as well as the starter/flywheel. The transmission is not shifting right, skipping second gear, and the starter flywheel problem is about $900 total to fix.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2003