At 30000 miles, started the car and it sounded like a diesel. The valve seats were machined wrong at factory. Toyota replaced the head after first dealer accused me of mistreating the car.
I liked the basic car. But didn't like the first dealers attitude of "it's a Toyota, therefore you did something to it". I felt vindicated when it was found to be a manufacturing defect. I wonder how many other people receive that treatment when they bring theirs in for trouble.
I drove a Ford Tempo 250,000 miles, and never had any serious problems with it, and it used no oil and always got 35mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th June, 2008