I picked up this vehicle used for a good price.
It initially didn't have many problems, but after a while I had a MAJOR problem with the electrical system where the airbag light will come on, the windows won't go up or down, and the heat a/c won't come on.
This usually happened when it was hot out (which is precisely when you need the windows to go down and A/C on).
I found out later that this was a common problem in this model, because all of these features are in a single circuit on the modular control unit.
The cost to fix the problem is higher than the Book Value of the car, bc you need to change out the whole unit.
Don't buy this car.
I bought this car used (46,000 miles)
with the hopes that I could go to
100,000 miles with the average
maintainance repairs. Boy, was I in
for a suprise. The first 1000 miles I
drove were good. Then I had a 2 trans
problem at 48,000 miles. Followed by a
busted tie rod, which was immediately
followed by a shock housing problem.
Another trans problem, air conditioning
problem, heating/blower problem, and
now wiper motor is broke... all around
75,000 miles. H20 pump is now going to
be the next victim. I have gone through
enuf belts to wrap around a city block.
I now am going to search out a reliable
I've driven this car for over 8 years.
Styling is still beautiful, and doesn't
look "dated". I have always liked
driving this car, it's roomy and
comfortable. We had some problems with
it (transmission, AC, engine) at 38,000
to 60,000 miles, but since has been
exremely reliable. This car is fun to
drive on the highway, and cruises
smoothly at 70-75 mph.