Bought used in 1996 with 19,000 miles on it. Replaced all components of the AC and had a new torque converter installed at 200,000 miles. Currently needs complete suspension overhaul but I can't bear to part with it. I commute over 100 miles a day. The security of the large vehicle, the stability and comfort of the ride have prevented me from seeking a replacement. I would rather spend $1,500-$2,0000 dollars a year in maintenance than than pay $35,000 for a new econobox that barely offers the same amenities I have in this vehicle.
Comfort. Sound system. Ride. Fuel economy, never less than 25 MPG and constant highway up to 30 MPG at 70 MPH!
Just bought this car with 89,000 miles. The kids love the cushy roomy interior. I like the Infinity sound system! The transmission was replaced and the car idles roughly (bounces alot). I will address that easily (I hope)..Otherwise for $700 this one can't be beat...so far so good. Yes the trunk is big enough to hold a ton! Doesn't have mush power for a big car. But given the $3.00/gallon gas prices I am not complaining about the 6 cylinders.
Purchased new (left-over) and
currently have 125K+ miles. All things
considered, I have enjoyed this car.
Front suspension starting clunking at
3000m (replacement covered by
Infinity CD quit around 40K miles.
Company wouldn't fix/replace. Dealer
stated "buy a new CD player, it's
cheaper." AC repaired twice. Front end
clunking started again at 80K miles.
Wiring harness melted at 120K miles
($2800 replacement on a car worth
$2000.) Transmission now going, not
willing to pay $3000 repair.