I owned this wagon for 6 yrs and towed with it and took it on many trips. Besides regular maintenance the car performed admirably. I'm very impressed. When I sold it it had over 158K mi on it and still running strong with all systems working well. It's good in the snow too. I recommend the car for anyone looking for a fun to drive reliable car.
Steady performance, towing capacity. Quiet and smooth running. I recommend the 3.0 liter engine. Better history.
I never had to do the transmission but bad replacement desire. Chassis has to be removed to get at tranny.