It has cost me about 200 dollars in repairs over the past 10 years, all of which I have done myself.
It runs great, doesn't burn oil, leak oil, all the power things work, the AC on the original charge still works.
The seats are a little worn, no rips or seam pulls, but a little sun fade.
The check engine light comes on, on occasion, but then randomly shuts off.
It is not fast, it handles very well and is tough as nails in the snow, mud, or anywhere else I have taken it. I beat the ever living snot out of it, and I cannot kill it.
The paint still shines nice, there are no clearcoat problems like I see on GM cars of the same age.
The AWD system is fantastic, it is better than the new ones in the new RAV's because it is locking hub AWD, and is not a part time system.
I believe the rear-end is starting to go, but I will just buy a salvaged rear and replace it.
The tranny is original too, which is amazing since it has over 250K miles on it, and still works like new.
I would love to buy another one, but the new ones are just too big for what I need.
I will just keep this one, and who knows, when the motor goes, I will just replace that too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th November, 2010