Now that I've owned this car for four
years, I'm glad to finally be getting
rid of it! Talk about HEADACHES!!!
Every time I fix something, there's
something else waiting to go. Starting
with electrical problems, the power
widnows worked sporadically for months
till they found the problem. Then the
fuel pump went, or was it the belt
tensionor that went next... I've
replaced the intake gasket. Then the
front hub-assemblies, half-shafts & tie-
rod ends. Surprise, then the
altornator went! Now the odometer has
stopped & the guages have gone
crazy... No waite maybe it's me going
crazy! Best of all, now the whole
engine needs to be resealed!
The single cup-holder for all
passangers was thinking! Seriously
though, I like the stereo controls in
the steering wheel, the car feels very
sporty to drive with lots of horsepower.
To replace the battery? removal of the
windshield washer fluid tank & a frame
support is necassary. For a tune up,
the intake manifold along with many
other components will be in your way.
A bottle of asprin would fit nicly in
the cup-holder. Then where would I put
Excessive engine maitenance, e.g. at
65,000 miles new intake manifold gasket
was required due to excessive oil
consumption. Cost $450
Coolant leaks, rear freeze plug needs
to be replaced Cost $125
All six ingnition coils and wires
replaced at 60,000 miles. Cost $250?
On a scale of 1 to 10 this vehicle is a
5 because of maintenance issues.
Exterior Styling, Interior ergonomics.
Hopefuly newer models have improved on
the engine ignition life as well as
numerous engine gaskets which fail much
Only having the car 2 weeks the transmision gave out, the speedometer along with odometer stoped working, and it has spent more time in the shop than on the road. When I purchaced the car it was said to be in perfect condition. Overall it was a horrible buy.
Timing belt shredded, which in a sense
bent my engine all to hell. I wont
replace it or get it fixed. Tranny was
bad, brakes were bad, exhaust needed a
new one (not major) but all in all this
car was way too much trouble for what
it was worth. Gas mileage was terrible
Nice interior, decent performance
quieter engine (done), rear wheel
drive, V-8, more ponies, more
aggressive design, manual tranny
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