really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Oct 111997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All the transmission fluid leaked out after driving car for 2 days. Dealership insisted only lose clamp, trans ok. On 4/30/00 began having trouble with 1st gear. Had to have complete overhaul of transmission.

- Waterford, MI, USA