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Pros: The Harmon Kardon sound system is superb.
Cons: The GM parts sharing. My HVAC controls look like they came right out of a Buick.I bought my car used with only 17k miles on it. It's now at 42K and other than usual maintenance I have had NO major problems with this car. I have only two small complaints - the led inside the driver's side heated seat switch doesn't light up anymore, so in the dark I have to count the clicks to know what it's set on, and the rear window washer (I have the wagon version) has never worked. I had it fixed once at the dealership and it worked for a week and stopped again. I never bothered to go back, b/c honestly I don't use it much anyway. That's it. No other complaints - not bad for a nine year old car.