The 200 HP engine has excellent power
and gas mileage that is quite good.
The transmission down shifts are rough
and indecisive. The wagon is a very
handy vehicle which I'd rather have
than an SUV. At 52,000 miles I haven't
had any problems but I am concerned
about the durability of the
The wagon drives very well and will
easily haul passengers and cargo. Gas
mileage is much better than many SUVs.
The design of the radio and heat/ac
controls is poor but has been improved
in later models. The cup holder is
nearly useless on the '99 model. The
transmission needs a complete redesign
with a grade logic feature.