I bought my 2005 Forenza brand new.
I've bent numerous rims on it (7), It's been through 2 transmissions only one of which was covered under the warranty, it's gone through 4 sets of tires and I'm happy to say I just traded it with 126,000 miles on a Ford Taurus.
The gas mileage was horrible even thougg I did mostly highway driving.
The car left me stranded on three seperate ocassions and I've had numerous electrical problems.
Also went through 8 headlights.
If you're looking for a car in this catagory, stick with the old timers like Nissan, Honda, and Toyota.
You may pay a little more up front but your cost of ownership will be significantly lower.
I will never buy another.
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