Overall, I loved this car, but there
were a few problems. I bought the car
with 45000 miles. The transmission
started to go at 92000. I sold it at
102000 and got top $ thanks to Edmunds
even though the tranny was bad. One
more complaint-- while backing out of
the driveway after snowplows had
created a small to medium snowbank, the
front bumper snapped off completely.
The directional lights (located in the
bumper) conveniently disconnected with
minimal damage The body shop guy told
me it was designed to happen that way
during head-on collisions. He ordered
a new piece to reconnect the bumper &
$200 later I was back on the road with
the same bumper.
1st car I ever bought. At 22 yrs old,
I was stylin. Every day I'd say, I
can't believe I drive this car. I got
compliments from everyone on how cool
my baby was. The controls were so
intuitive. Style, acceleration,
handling and Bose stereo was the best
stock system I've ever heard.
The powertrain warranty wouldn't cover
the tranny at 92000 miles (expires at
90K). I appealed to the warranty
division who hears special cases, but
they weren't sympathetic at all. A
factory rebuild one was $3K-$5K, so I
sold it. If not for that I'd still be
driving it today.
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