This car is amazing. Great value. Great Safety. Great reliability. I've been in 3 big accidents in this car. One large one that resulted in the totalling of a honda accord, and then my volvo drove awa...
This car is amazing. Great value. Great Safety. Great reliability. I've been in 3 big accidents in this car. One large one that resulted in the totalling of a honda accord, and then my volvo drove away in one piece.
Thats the safety. Reliability- I've had this car since new. 176,000 miles. 2 major problems. One at 125,000 miles and another at 150,000. No problems dealing with engine or tranny, or more expensive than $1,000 (high estimate).
At 125K, the fuel-pump went out, whole relay was replaced for $1,000 (a cheaper place would have done it for $600). At 150K, a small fire on the radiator ignited resulting in the melting of the radiator and cooling fan. Because of the fire a $400 radiator replacement cost me $1000. Its my own fault. I noticed smoking (caused by a faulty radiator leaking fluid and in turn burning it). After the largest accident the radiator was replaced with a cheap plastic one that melted and shifted. I noticed a sudden loss of coolant, but didn't look into it further. 2 weeks later I got smoke, kept driving, got more smoke. I stopped, opened the hood, called a tow, then a spark ignited the coolant. Very small fire, put out with 1/2 bottle of water. Yeah that was stupid of me. I was really busy, it was a hot day, and yeah, I ended up paying for it. Now I check for coolant leaks when I check my oil level. No problem since them
Driving: I love it. Tight turning radius, awesome comfy seats.
TWO MAIN PROBLEMS: 1) 4 cyl, 114 horsepower, sloww acceleration, 2) Its a box, so wind resistance and noise is noticeable