I have driven this car(3.8 L) for 8
years. After the head gasket recall
mess (took 3 tries)a fuel injector
replacement (due to leaking head gasket)
and new motor mounts, it has been a
commuter (30 mi/day).
Given the mechanical history, I was
test-driving replacements for this car,
but 500 miles of highway driving have
changed my opinion. This car's back
seat exceeds the comfort of anything I
have test-driven so far.
I will keep this car for at least two
more years, and if there's a new
transmission required during that time,
so be it. My only regret is that I
don't have the station wagon.
Very comfortable in all seats. Very
safe, and low risk of being stolen.
The cupholders are wimpy.
The engine mounts should have been
replaced as part of the engine rebuild
during the head gasket recall for those
of us who didn't get the word in time
to avoid a complete rebuild.