Pros: Tranny, luxury.
Cons: Bad handling, Speed limiter, FWD feel.
I took this car for a test drive thinking about buying one, fully loaded, all options AWD, 2.8, 5spd, the works.
I took the car for a flat out test, i'm talking, either 100% throttle or nothing, maxed out turns, I even got chased by some rent a cop's (didnt get me, suckers!) I beat this car like an AUDI a4 has never been beat up, I drove it like I stole it.
Handling: Terrible!, this 4 wheel drive sure felt like front wheel to me, total understeer, terrible, absolutly terrible. No grip what so ever around turns, my moms pontiac sunfire does a better job. Even though it slid across turns predictably, it still was slow.
Acceleration: Hrm, not impressed, not at all, I thought these had 190hp? my 87' RX-7 would dust it in neutral.
Suspension: Felt very soft to me, Flew over a big bump in the road at about 50kph while turning, didnt feel a thing. Sort of resposive, not too bad for what a family van should feel like.
Tranny: Feels good shifting gears, never felt a tranny this smooth, all I have to say is; WOW.....
Computer: It's got a computer or chip, i dont know what, but basically, you cant peal out, you cant really go very fast,or do anything fun like 360's which you wouldnt be able to do anyway because it feels like Front wheel drive to me.
If you are looking for a family car, with nice soft suspension, thats luxuries, and you can take fairly long trips and just enjoy the sights without the worry of a pothole or even a big bump in the road slowing you down, I think it's a good car.
If you are like me, and the ONE and only thing you care about is performance, STAY AWAY, just walk away and dont look back.
Made for a fun test drive, haha, totally beat it up.