I liked the looks, but wish I had done
more homework before buying. In little
over a year we've put more money into
this car than we paid for it - new
tranny, brakes (twice!), and tires.
Hopefully I can help someone else keep
from getting sucked in by the sporty
appearance - if you love your
mechanic, or more specifically, love
making his boat payments, buy this
car. It also rides rough and is noisy
(wind noise is terrible)
Sporty exterior, moderate gas mileage,
comfortable seats, lots of trunk space.
Fix the tranismission, larger brake
rotors (so they don't overheat and
warp under normal driving conditions)
make the windows a bit more airtight
so they don't scream in highway wind
This sedan is fun to drive, its like a
sports car but hauls four people in
comfort. Mileage is less than I would
like, 24 highway 19-20 city. Has some
wind noise at high speeds in
crosswinds, but on long trips is easy
on my back and legs.
problems with the transmission, motor,
battery, speed sensor, door panels,
heater, windshield wipers, power seats,
2 tires were on the car were the wrong
size, and head gaskets, there is more
but i lost track.
i drove the car off the lot jan/2003.
and i have maybe been able to use the
car for 6 mo. in those 6 mo i did get
good gas milage and i like the interior.