Absolutely a great car
Air Conditioner needed refrigerant replacement after 8 years. No other issues with A/C as the unit is still cooling nicely and refrigerant seems to still be fine.
@ 61K Miles, original front brake pads needed replacement. Not bad for original Pads. Rotors were fine. Will need to replace pads and front rotors again at around 100K miles. No complaints about that. Did the replacement myself, so costs were < $100.
@ 80K Miles, Air Pump and Check Valve needed replacing - Air Pump (blower motor) had a dry bearing and was making noise when operating. Dealer Repair cost - $500.
@ 80K Miles, upper engine mount needed replacing. $20 part; Did the installation myself.
@ 93K Miles, ABS Control Unit failed. Simple to replace, but expensive part. Dealer Repair cost - $750.
I have always liked this car and have kept it for over 10 years.
While the few major repairs were fairly expensive, other costs have been routine - oil/filters, alignments, tires (on second set now), a new battery.
Car has consistently gotten 23-25 MPG combined town and highway. Not bad for a 270 HP Turbo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2007