Bought 2 years ago with 120K miles (!); changed timing belt and alternator, burned later with upgraded 300W sound system. Both front CV Joints replaced after towing 2500lb trailer at 80MPH. Spark plugs and wires replaced, had a engine hesitation problem with old ones. Other than that runs and runs!
AWD. Cargo. Torquey engine, Handling on corners. Can not wait for rain or snow, it is FUUUN to drive!
Stock tires stink, brake's performance way below average and can not be improved unless if you replace everything including rotors, calipers, brake booster etc, with redesigned brakes parts from 2002+ car. Exterior design outdated. Headlights stink with no upgrade option. Better gas mileage.
Great car and at a great price. I
already have 55000 miles on the car
and it runs better then the day I
bought it. The AWD works great in snow
and is very nice to have in Alaska. It
does however get rather poor gas
mileage I was expecting 30 miles to
the gallon but it gets around 25 max.
The 2.5L engine works great and gives
the car an adequate amount of power.
Engine and All Wheel Drive System.
Automatic Transmission needs to be
replaced or tuned. Brighton edition
needs rear headrests for safety.