Wish my mechanics were with me before I
bought it. Mainly drove to the train.
But it needed brand new brakes & roters
3x’s and a new engine after 5 yrs.
With low speed driving, the oil can’t
burn off efficiently, even with regular
oil changes. The front alingment design
caused flat tires and needed new lower
ball joints. It had continued fuse
problems, and the alternator got
replaced twice. 1 month ago it died on
the expressway without warning.
Another engine design problem allowed
the antifreeze to leak into the engine
& overheat. Never did any warning
lights go off. With 67K miles, the body
looked great, but under the hood was
This was my first car at 131k miles. As soon as I got it it started having problems. The radiator cracked and needed to be replaced, then the heater core went and got antifreeze all over the floor on the passenger side. Other than that I get about 24 mpg overall, but I drive through a lot of hills and it takes quite a bit of gas to lug the 3800 lb car around. The engine is plenty powerful and I've never had any problems with it or the transmission. Just the cooling/heating system that needs work.
Have been unable to find water leak in rain that causes water to set on driver side front floor. Anti lock brake dash light and service engine soon dash light keeps going on and then back off. Unable to find problem. Also had oil leak that was repaired, cost $900. Horn problem that was repaired and worked for 1 month, cost $280.
Wife's car, worst problem so far was the a/c condenser. The front brakes only lasted 20k, then replaced. 3.1 v6 runs great. 85k now. It has been the perfect car for her, I like it too. Suspension is soft.