as far as major repairs, this car has only needed the alternator, the solenoid, and the battery switched in 6 years of owning it. veeery dependable. drove from texas to washington state and back with no problems. reliable gas mileage for a GM car. trading this one in for a sebring lx coupe...going to be very sad to see this one go. can literally run forever with very little maintainence.
This car has had several problems
starting with unexplained stalling.It
has been diagnosed / checked but no
problem to be found as of yet.
The tires are very easily flattened or
destroyed by hard bumps or curbs.
The interrior and exterior doesn't
hold up.The car very easily gets dings
and dents in it.The carpet and seats
are falling apart.
Attractive styling, although the rear
end could have used a few more hours
on the drawing board. Surprisingly
roomy for a six-foot-two, 225 pounder.
Peppy, good handling and adequate
sound system. This vehicle was
impecably maintained and when I bought
it with 108K miles on it, the
condition was excellent, and still is.
I bought this car when it had 101000
miles on it and it is great. The pick-
up and go is the best feature to me. I
used to have a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire and
it never got the pick-up and go that
this car has. I am also getting great
gas mileage. I am getting about 35
miles to the gallon in the city. I am
pleased with this car and am going to
keep it as long as I can keep this car.
First the bad stuff. My Skylark has
needed new brakes, a new fuel
pump and a new fuel injector so far.
I have driven it from 29K miles up to
72K. The carpet under the driver's
left foot is disintegrating.
Now the good stuff. This car gets
pretty good mileage. I can usually go
400 highway miles before adding
another 13.5 to 14 gallons to the
tank. The V6 is decently zippy. The
governor stops at 104, but the engine
hasn't even started to get loud at that
point and control is still very good.
Unlike some cars, you could drive
this one at 95+ for hours without