and so expensive to fix?

I love the idea of a small manual transmission wagon with luxury and prestige, but I need Japanese reliability. Some shit, but not enough, was shared with the Mazda 3 of the time. OH MAN if only they used the Mazda3 engine, or better yet, the MS3/6 turbo-4! Think a MS6 turbo setup is swappable in this thing?

Bonus: It’s NOT BORING SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, poor mpg since the turbo-5 and AWD (picture of the trip computer shows just 18 mpg)

If the V50 was a better car, I’d go see it as soon as I could. just too bad it couldn’t be more reliable :(