Bought car used. Needed to refurbish transmission, and replace a couple of seat belts. Later realized that the indoor courtesy light didn't always turn off because the car thought a door was open, even thought it wasn't. 2 years later I had to get the transmission refurbished again. The seat belts twist and get stuck all the time. Finally ended up pulling out all the indoor courtesy bulbs to deal with light issue. Car doesn't have much pep, especially going uphill. Rear blade eventually stopped functioning as well as A/C. Stereo not working that great since 2005.
3rd seat for the occasional times when you have a lot of people. 6-way Power driver seat - for short people it's really handy to be able to have the seat up higher so you can take advantage of the sun visor. cup holder and tray in middle. Power windows and side view windows. Rear window defogger.
This could have been a really good car with all the comfort and features, but it just seems that there's too many things that don't work quite right. The seat belts need a better design - they should not be twisting all the time. And the transmission should be more durable as well.
I bought this wagon used 7 years ago and have not needed to use the bumper to bumper warranty. Only need to do the normal maintenance. Great gas mileage for a car this size 21 MPG city and 27 hiway. Great handling, leg room and sound system. The paint finish is wonderful considering it has not seen a garage. I may pass it on to my grandson as his college car in a few years, as it has hauled many a muddy soccer kid. The 3rd seat makes a total of 8 in seating capacity. Handles well in snow and the 200+ inches of rain we get. Nice and solid, no road noise. And the style keeps on ticking! A great first car if your are looking for safety and reliability., and lots of features.
Aerodynamic - "egg crate" styling. Good gas mileage for it's size. EZ to maintain. Great sound system.
I've owned quite a few cars and I have
to say I enjoy this one the most. It is
so comfortable, and handles well.It is
a smooth ride and I have had no
problems with it yet. I seat my
parents, spouse and 2 children (6)
comfortably(and 2 cats in carriers when
needed) This is 8 years old now and so
far it is a great value(paid $4000.)and
is great on gas for a family sized car.
interior,seats 7/plus 2 cat
carriers,smooth quiet drive,
compartments,front and back air-
conditioning,took me less then a day to
become familiar w/all features except
back hatch window