Best car I have owned in 40 years
Original tires wore rapidly.
Windshield cracked from stone impact.
Intermittent rattle under the dash.
By far the most economical and reliable car I have ever had. It has needed only wear items (tires, wipers, windshield (very common here in Arizona, the Land of Rocks)) and scheduled maintenance in the 8 years we have owned it.
The brakes are original and less than 50% worn.
Fuel economy has dropped into the lower 40s in town, indicating I need to replace the upstream O2 sensor, but otherwise it has been a very faithful and economical car.
The front seat comfort could be better, though. This model has only the basic seat adjustments and no lumbar adjustment. It's fine around town, but after 8 hours on the road, it is not so much.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2010