I bought my car five years ago, used, and since then I have had several mechanical problems with it. I have already replaced the transmission once, and it now needs another one. At $1000 a pop, I can't afford to keep this car. Not to mention, had to replace the alternator, heating system, struts, brakes....need I go on? I'd definately rethink purchasing one of these cars, unless you're rich and can afford to fix it every 3 months!!!