"I bought my 01 in 2004 with 48K miles on it and I'm already up to 129K with very few issues. All I've done is replace the water pump and I need CV joints now, but other than that--just regular oil changes and tune ups are the trick (and I've even slacked on that)! I have a few minor electrical issues (wipers on delay doesn't work well, and the passenger window won't go down using the driver's controls) but it's not that big of a deal. I noticed some people say it's not powerful enough up hills, but I have the "power" button on my center consol, and it zips right on up with that activated. I've owned WAY too many vehicles; some of which are superior in their comfort and features, but what it really boils down to for me is reliability...It's a bonus that I like the look of it. This is probably the most reliable car I've ever owned; I've been on MANY roadtrips over 1,000 miles and it just goes and goes. 200K here we come!!"
"Not only does this car lose its value pretty quickly but it doesnt drive well. When I wasn't spending all my hard earned money on oil (yes it guzzles several bottles per month), I spent what was left over on a very poor transmission. This one has a v4 engine and I honestly don't expect much from such yet the transmission would slip into a daze in between gears like the car itself forgot we were driving somewhere. Mind you all of this started when the car was three years old. Don't buy this its not worth the pain, suffering and embarassment."