Great little car, aged extremely well, would suit any driver
The CV joints needed replacing at roughly 300,000kms.
Head gasket has blown twice; once at 250,000km, and again at 340,000.
Plastic clear coat on paint is peeling off.
The car has a lot of torque, needs to be shifted into second gear by no later than 20km/h. Engine retains its torque through all the gears, and top end speed is still satisfactory.
The gates for the manual can be a little close, and easy to shift from 2nd to 5th, or 5th to second.
Seats are still comfortable, and the interior has not really aged, except for basic wear and tear. The tape/radio works fine, and sound is good with the 4 speakers.
The speedo and tacho are both easy to read, and clearly visible.
Fuel economy is great, about 100km/10L if driven properly, great for a 21 year old car.
Small size makes it easy to handle and manoeuvre.
Would easily suit a learner driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2010