An exceptional performer
Original engine written off when it blew a valve through a piston at 420,000km.
Otherwise only routine wear & tear - timing belts almost exactly every 100,000km, clutch plates approx. every 180,000km.
This vehicle worked VERY hard in city and highway driving, and proved itself to be a truly exceptional car for reliability and longevity.
This vehicle received regular servicing by me to keep everything in good working order - and the result was phenomenal performance.
Apart from unavoidable issues with commercial box van-style vehicles (cabin space, seat comfort, fuel efficiency etc.) I cannot fault this vehicle.
Tyres and brakes showed excellent wear & tear - average tyre replacements every 60,000km+, front brake pads lasted approx. 350,000km per set, rear brake drum shoes were ORIGINAL at 473,000km and wear and tear was amazing under sensible driving techniques.
This vehicle was a joy to drive on the highway - and usually was doing so with a VERY full load.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2007