I bought this car with 221k miles on it... today it has 235k and it's still going very strong. I changed out the radiator, battery and windshield wiper motor... I got the car for $450 bucks off my buddy who had the car since it was new and he said the auto tranny has NEVER been worked on. This car refuses to die... starts up in dead winter.. it makes my friends laugh at how durable this thing is... they call it "the beast." The auto tranny started slipping recently but I added some tranny treatment and its working like new... crazy car, they dont build them like this anymore.
This car has been with our family since new. However this car has had no problems with power, there is always reserve avail. Only problems were Fuel Inj.(Replace all 6 at once and 2 were bad), Transmission died at 134K mi(Replaced with a rebuilt one), all 4 power window reg. went bad, the tape player(Replaced with aftermarket)bit the dust, alternator, hood struts, the hot/cold temperature adjuster(Replace the entire unit from Dealer Part), Power Locks only work when it wants to, Power Antenna, Rear Trunk Key latch, the AC blows cold and never serviced. Curr. at 183K
Over 105k miles and still running like a clock. Only major problems encountered were a corroded coolant plug and a faulty main battery wire. Minor problems were the Bose amps and speakers (went out @ 7 yrs.). Acceleration remains strong though the engine roar has gotten louder. The ride is rather stiff but handling is average. Steering is very responsive with good feedback for a fwd car.
I have had this car for 7 years and
driven it approx 130k miles to a
current 183k. It has been extremely
reliable except for an auto
transmission that went out at 60k and
the dealer covered. After that I
changed trans fluid about every 3 oil
changes or 9000 miles. Other than
normal stuff brakes tires alternator
hoses belts and half shafts it's been a
great car. The only thing the
manufacturer could have done better was
to design the power window
transmissions/cables ect... better
because all have had to be replaced. I
would recommend to remove door panels
and lube the window trans components
from time to time.
I have had to replace the water pump
twice and 3 of the 4 power windows, but
that is it. It's been paid for forever
and just seems to get smoother each
year. I currently have just over 160K
miles and think 200k should be no
problem. VERY reliable.