Best car (from among some crappy ones) I've every owned!
Dealer replaced both the head gasket and rear brake master cylinders after 4 or 5 years, dunno if it was really needed or not, but it was expensive.
Most problems are breakage of controls/trim: heater control switches, glove box latch, rear hatch release.
Parts however are not the most expensive, and used parts are readily available.
A very simple car by 2009 standards, but this car hasn't left me stranded once in over 430,000 km.
Can't justify replacing it, frankly, as it still only uses 6.9 - 7.0 L/100 km and it was paid for a decade ago.
Somewhat harsh ride, and the noise level makes long trips a dreary prospect.
If you have a trusted mechanic and can find parts, this is a very economical, safe and reliable ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2009