Great performance, but lousy trade value
Motor mounts (2) were cracked; I was shocked at the price.
Seat mount also shockingly expensive... started to think anything mounted was going to cost me my first born.
Tranny was rough in cold weather. Once the car is up to temperature, you don't feel a single shift.
Seat heaters got a little too hot for safety I think? I fell asleep on the way to Vegas and woke up with a small burn mark on my rear.
Trade in value is so soft that I ate poo poo at trade-in less than a year later. We traded it for a $4,500 loss on a Tahoe; thankfully the APR was low enough to offset this. Think long and hard about how long you will keep this, because their trade in isn't great to say the least.
We bought this car a few weeks before we were married in one of my "I want a new car" sprees. Seriously, my husband swore I needed a less expensive fetish.
This car was remarkably quick for a sedan.
Very reliable and comfortable. My dad traded me his F-350 for 2 weeks to take my Volvo to San Diego, and after my first fill up 2 days later, I was almost in tears at the pump.
The cabin is very driver friendly, everything is positioned nicely, and it took a few weeks before I would make adjustments without looking.
It was remarkably advanced for its year. While everything has touch screen now, in 2001 this was rare.
It was the most amazing color of blue. You don't find colors like this on domestic cars.
It was an impulse buy for me, and I should've just bought the Tahoe rather than this and trading 10 months later. I did love the car; it just wasn't right for me personally.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2014