I bought this car in 2008 when I was looking for a car for my daughter who was going to college. It was large, heavy, and at the time....cheap. I paid $5000 with 75,000 miles on it. Given that I got t...
I bought this car in 2008 when I was looking for a car for my daughter who was going to college. It was large, heavy, and at the time....cheap. I paid $5000 with 75,000 miles on it. Given that I got the top model (sunroof, leather seats, etc.) not so bad.
I ended up keeping it for myself and getting her something more to her liking.
Here's what's wrong with this car. As another reviewer noted, the sunroof tends to leak, and the drain hose for it gets clogged/disconnected requiring a mechanic to clean it out. You'll know when you hear water sloshing around in the roof. Small repair, but still....
The electric sunroof motor failed at around 80k miles. Cost me around $250 to fix.
The fuel pump / sending units in the gas tank have a known issue which makes some of them go out anywhere from 50k to 100k. It causes the check engine light to go on. Replacing it set me back around $800. If you buy one, ask if this has been repaired....or be prepared.
It gets very low gas mileage (around 14k mixed city/hwy).
It's great in the snow, but again it's true 4wd, so you gotta remember to turn it on/off.
And as another reviewer said, for the size/weight of this car, the amount of interior space is not that great. And you can get a bigger vehicle that gets better gas mileage.