This car has the potential to exceed the manufacturers expectations if properly maintained.
Despite the problems I have had this vehicle has been really great. One issue has been that I have had to replace the water pump. Another is the parking brake light will come on while driving and most sites that I looked up this issue on reported lots of heartache in trying to get it resolved. The car still runs and the brakes still work. I recently took it in for a recall on the airbags and when I got it back it was running really poorly and the check engine light was on which wasn't on before taking it in. The error was stating an issue with one of the cylinders misfiring. After doing some research and talking with a local mechanic I ended up replacing the spark plugs and everything is running great now. If I only do freeway driving I can get over 300 miles to the tank. The car came with a DVD player installed and the kids love it. It also comes with a 6 disc vs player allowing for many portions for music. It is an older car with over 150000 miles but still runs great.
Great car for a family but bad on gas mileage.
It is really comfortable. I like the feature where the seat can be adjusted higher or lower as well as back or forward. I have not had this vehicle long, but it seems to run well. It has not had a problem with maintenance so far. It speeds up much more quickly than my old Honda Accord. It is very hard to back up compared to my little Accord I feel like cannot see anything behind me. However it is in much better repair it is also really nice to drive with my baby. It seems more sturdy. I believe also like that the heat and air conditioning can change from the back to the rear when I put on rear control, my daughter can adjust the air to best suit her and my other kids. My only complaint is the gas mileage. It seriously increased our gas budget. I work about 25 minutes away and I'll spending about $100 a week on gas. We're thinking of testing it in for a more gas efficient vehicle despite everything else I love about it.
Astounding Durability: the car has held up over 14 years and 3 boys.
This is a very durable car. It has been used by my father, then my older brother, and now me. It is a little beat up now but still runs with no problems. It is a great car for a young person because of all the room and how durable the car is. The car doesn't get the best mileage however since it is so old. Also, after all the years of use the inside is starting to fall apart. The seats are starting to rip from use and the upholstery has seen better days. There was one problem with the airbags, buy Toyota fixed it for free because it was their fault. The car's features are rather rudimentary. It has a radio, CD player, and a tape player. The seats are all perfectly comfortable and there is ample leg room for almost anyone. Overall the car has held up fairly well for 3 different owners and 14 years of time. Great car.