It's a shame, but the car is also cheaper to own than foreign competitors, so it's expected to see corners cut in places. I also opted for the 18" polished aluminum wheels and spoiler, which make the car look a little more upscale and aggressive, respectively, in my opinion. Smooth over rough roads, good road manners, although the weight does tend to want to drag it around corners sometimes, great steering feel, and plenty of V6 power.The only other complaint I have about the interior is outward visibility. 0-60 has been run at 6.3 seconds for me at the track, on 93 premium.
Fuel economy roughly 19-20 mpg combined city/highway. Maybe I'm "lucky" or maybe I properly maintain my vehicle.
In July I took it in for an oil change and a check up and was informed it would need new brakes on the rear by the end of November (this would cost at least 0- wound up costing 0).
In September it just passed inspection (mostly because of the brake issue).
look at owner history, service history, car fax reports, etc!! The car is a fantastic car, especially at the price you'll find them. The navigation and Bose sound system is probably its best point.
But, it needs to have been properly maintained and taken care of. (as well as many many other vehicles) I was generally happy with it, especially how it ran in the snow. It seemed to do everything well, but nothing stands out.