Small, not so fast, but reliable car
In order to get a reliable car, you need to spend quite a lot on maintenance, maybe not a lot of money compared to other cars, but knowing the price of this model, at 85,000 km the catalytic converted burst and it cost about 150 € to fix it, also you need to change the battery yearly.
But the upholstery is not as good as I wish, it's badly worn on the driver's seat, but all the other seats are quite fine.
About the engine, I have not had any problems with it, it runs smooth. There was this time in a flood, when the front wheels weren't touching the ground, the car started to float, but no water got inside the cabin, and the engine did not stop. Also service parts are cheap.
And you must perform a major maintenance every 10,000 kilometers which includes:
- Air filter
- Time gage
- Spark plugs
- Oil change (you're suppose to go for this every 5,000 kilometers)
- Oil filter
- Injection system cleanup
- Gasoline filter
- Acceleration body cleanup
If you do this you'll have it running forever.
Also cheap on gas.
You need to put attention on the maintenance, but if you do, as you should do on any car, everything will be fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2009