Would not buy another, but not bad
Rotted out steering wheel (chunks fell off) by sun damage. Was replaced under warranty. 3 year old windows not tinted then.
Broken ashtray mechanism. Required full dashboard removal to be repaired under warranty.
Sun damaged rotted out driver door seal. Warranty replaced.
Clutch had been repaired by dealer when bought in from previous owner.
Very narrow clutch take-up. Seemed like 2 to 4 mm between total engage and total disengage, making it hard to take off smoothly and without stalling. Never got completely used to it in 9000 kms of use.
Problems mostly caused by previous owners neglect and/ or heavy towing.
Positive... Driven gently, it feels like 6cyl performance with 4cyl economy, and is quiet and comfortable on a long run. MP3 CD gives quality sound.
Same fuel consumption as my Excel on the 85km round trip to work.
Fantastic leg room in rear seat.
Disappointed with the performance, although the engine is certainly powerful enough.
Poor gear ratio match to the engine character.
Long wheelbase; backend would easily swing around cornering on wet roads.
Engine would "hunt" continually when cruising at 100kmph or any set speed. This is a manual transmission car. Annoying.
Poor rear vision. Dangerous blind spots in mirrors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2010