A true car - not a Japanese tin can
Nothing big has gone wrong, one must remember the numbers on the clock.
The head gasket has been changed by the previous owner. I have had only little problems with the engine. The water pump broke around 330 kilometers, but you hear that everything's not OK much before the pump breaks. The valve for auxiliary air was changed around 370 000 kilometers.
Those are all problems with the engine.
It starts even in Finnish winter like a brand new car (despite of -35 degrees temperature...)
The front suspension arms had to be changed when I got the car. The front rear discs and pads were changed around 300 000 kilometers.
I drove wa hole winter 140 kilometers a day with this car, since I worked in neighbouring town. The car worked perfectly. Average consumption in highway traffic was about 7,8 litres per 100 km. I think it's amazingly little, because this is not a light car and it's so comfortable and quiet that I could accept bigger consumption without a scream.
I love this car. It was re-painted in summer of 1998 and with new alloy rims and waxed surface it's quite a beauty to look at.
I hope this lasts for ever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2000