Excellent little car
I have a faulty check engine light that came on when the car was only about three years old, and the car was checked and and found to have nothing wrong with it. The light occasionally came on over the next couple months, and then just stayed on permanently. There never was anything wrong with the engine. Just a faulty light.
I have also found that the paint is wearing off the interior handle of the driver's door. This is only after about 5 years.
The car is very dependable, has power for a small car, handles well, steering is great, and the visibility is excellent out the back windshield (I have the hatchback ). It's also very convenient for carting things around.
This car has received regular maintenance, following the service schedule, and beyond regular servicing, I have never had a single problem with it. I have underground heated parking, so maybe this helps with the winter as well. Every night the car is underground.
I just replaced the battery 2 months ago - the original battery was still in the car after 7 years. The CD player, automatic windows, everything still works and has never had a problem.
I know people with more expensive vehicles that have had all kinds of small things go. I have been very happy with this car. It has gone beyond my expectations.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2013