This car has been a high performer. The car is 7.5 years old and has 97000 miles on it. It feels like it still has a lot left. I can't imagine why people pay twice the price for european cars. However, the exhaust (not just the muffler and pipes) system is a little too complex to be as reliable as it should be. The Dealer told me to use premium gas, but could not convey the technical reasons. So maintenance costs are higher than a Camry or Accord, but this car performs a lot better.
The engine of course. Great highway car. Leather seats.
Simplify the exhaust system! No car needs 3 catalytic converters, 4 O2 sensors and a MAF sensor. In 7.5 years and 97000 miles; replaced 2 O2, a MAF and one catalytic converter. One dash control module, one alternator were also replace. Spark plugs replacement cost me $600. Needs Ipod jack
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.