The Wisonsin factory failed to complete their new car checklist, before delivering the car to the dealer. After the defects were fixed, the car handles / brakes / performs well, although the interior could use a little spiffing up, and the manual up/down shift control, integrated as part of the automatic transmission, was missing -- a standard feature on competitors' similarly-priced models. The following defects were all covered by the factory warranty, but still meant that I had to spend a lot of my free time during a couple of work weeks going back and forth a total of 3 times: Trip 1: Defective left front strut Trip 2: Right front power window stuck Trip 3: Engine computer.
Now, for some positive remarks about the sports handling package I bought: 1. Handling is excellent. 2. Brakes are excellent. 3. Acceleration is smooth and powerful. 4. Seating is very comfortable. 5. Stabilitrak functions very well (Fishtailing on wet roads is quickly brought under control).
If someone buys the sports handling pkg., please DO NOT charge extra for a faux wood finish on the steering wheel and dashboard, and don't be so chintzy with the interior furbishing.
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