Cheap power and comfort
Plastic Headlight lenses, faded yellow with age, wet n dry sanding and buffing with cut and polish.
Outside plastic trim around rear doors, flaking due to sunlight.
Rear Demister faulty.
Shudder under braking (Warped Rotors.
Very well handling car with a lot of steering feel compared too many other family cars. This car however was an former QLD Police car and has sports suspension.
The car is fitted with ABS disc brakes, which do a very well job at stopping the car, but disc warping issues have become an issue with this car.
Very powerful engine (157 Kw) with a load of bottom end torque. It becomes very harsh however at high revs (3000+), but in general it hauls the 1550kg car well.
Easy to maintain compared to imported cars and basic service parts are extremely cheap.
Great interior, loads of room, good trim, good dash and great visibility. The trim has aged very well and is still modern.
The car is extremely comfortable car on highway journeys and country roads, but around town it's weight and size is a burden especially when it comes to fuel economy and parking. Overall it is a great car, but is a bit crude in some respects compared to some of it's opposition.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2004