2006 Maple C31 1.3L petrol
It could have been a much more serious car
Electronic locks failed not long after acquisition.
Indicator lights are not always on (speed, and rev count).
Gear box is almost totally ruined.
I had to change some parts of the clutch after only 30.000 km.
Electronic windows failed for driver's and co-driver's seats.
Consumes way too much fuel for such a small engine.
General power info from the manufacturer is not accurate, since there is a blockade at 4.000 RPM.
The car is a standard car, used for driving by beginners or non enthusiasts in small cities. I would recommend it to an elderly person who has no interest in long trips or a more challenging driving style.
It is very slow, and is probably the worst accelerating petrol car I have ever seen.
Its A/C reduces the already low engine power significantly, and it is not recommended for use.
On the bright side, the engine itself, although weak, seems very reliable. I had no problem starting it at -22C after being in the open snow for 4 days. It has never left me on the road or failed to start under any conditions.
If they put in a more reliable gearbox, it would be a good small car for short and mid range trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st October, 2011