The only reason i actually got the car
is cause of the low mileage, not to
mention the $3800 price tag (about
$400 under retail value). Access to
the oil filter is not that great. At
first the ride was near silent, but i
can slightly hear the engine now, and
on the highway i get the filling that
the engine keeps losing power, but
overall, the car is much better then
my previous one, I hope it lasts at
least until 100k. I also ditched the
annoying and weak-powered GM radio for
a nice powerful Jensen MP3/CD player.
I must be the only one to negatively comment on this car but
it has not served us well. We had to repair the alternator, engine, ignition, transmission and replace the batterys 3 times turn signals 2 times and coolent compartment 1 time.
It only had about 65k miles on it which is bad since this is a total figure. I could see the metal bars behind the seat cloth, the radio sounded bad even with good signal, and I could look down at the road through the rear passenger door.
I even nicknamed it the Christmas car because when it did run the engine sounded like jingle bells.
This car was a dealership demo when my elderly parents bought it. It fell into my hands upon the death of my dad and mom could no longer drive. As of 11/2007 it only has 46,000 miles on it. I have been driving it for a year and the only problem has been the alternator and now it needs new struts. I am selling it only because it is a very boring car but it is still very reliable and solid. I don't have any complaints about it other than that. If you can find one with low miles at this age, it should hold up fine.
I am an auto mechanic and most cars at 198,000 miles are pretty turdish. Being a Wisconsin car it does have minor rust but my friends always comment that the car rides really nice. I purchased the car from one of my friends (another mechanic) for $900 a little over a year ago at 173,000 miles and the car has never let me down. I have another friend that finally junked one of these at 260,000 miles.