My Tracker has been in my family coming up on 9 years now. Bought it new in Dec 2000. Mine is the rear wheel drive, soft top version. It has a manual transmission. I (the mom) drove it for 7 years with never a problem. Outside of routine maintenance, it has cost me no money. My son bought it from me 2 years when stationed in sunny southern CA. Again, no problems with it. Routine maintenance only. He recently drove it cross country, from CA to VA with no problem at all. Very soon, he will be purchasing a newer car and the Tracker will go to his younger sister who is in college. For basic transportation, with no bells and whistles, this is a great little car.
Split convertible top, cute, red
Back seat is really not designed for larger people.
Well I did put a lot of miles on it
and it hasn't given me any major
problems. But exterior is falling
apart. The top is tearing up at the
seams after 3 years and rear bumper
has lost all of it screws. The
interior was decent except that the
window regulator went bad and the A/C
fan doesn't blow. If you decide to get
one, inspect it very carefully.