For what it is -- a very inexpensive
family vehicle -- this car has been
great to me. Bought it in 97 with 24K
and have put 120K more on it myself.
NEVER have had any drivetrain trouble
at all. The 3.1 V6 is a solid motor.
Only had to replace alternator and
radiator. However, the braking system
is weak and I have had to put a LOT of
sets of brake pads on. To be fair,
though, I have driven the heck out of
this thing. I drive hard and fast
about everywhere I go (except in school
zones and neighborhoods!!) and she's
been right there with me.
Good motor, reliable, easy to drive.
None - they don't make the darn thing
anymore, so it's a moot point!
This car has been one expense after
another. Three fuel injectors have
gone (at different times), the
transmission needed to be rebuilt at 6
years old, various other engine fixes
that seem to cost me at least $500 a
fix. I was averaging over $200 a month
for repair bills. Paint has peeled off
in huge pieces.
electrical system is fried power locks
dont work and status lights in dash
are all usless, ABS only works when it
wants too. the thing rusts and rusts,
it needs painted every year. its now
rusted all over and was just painted.