Fantastic! I'm looking for another
Bought with bad thermostat, worn plugs, filters, dead windscreen wipers etc.
Nothing serious, just irritating - but we knew about these things, and the layout is so logical that it's really easy to fix. Parts are available if you look about, often much cheaper than you think.
We bought this car for peanuts, the previous owner thought it was too expensive to keep up. I did the work myself - not expecting much - but it's surpassed all my expectations. It's fantastic, reliable, stable and safe. Truly an excellent car!
Our repairs cost no more than $80 in parts, and the access and design is fantastic, and makes work easy.
Although the gas mileage isn't great, it has surprised me over and over again. I live in the middle of the Rockies, and it humms over the big mountain passes and smooths out rough un-paved roads.
Where we live, cars get eaten up by the grit, the ice, the altitude, the falling rocks, the awful roads, and this car just laughs it off.
I've taken this car on huge road trips, and she eats up the miles. Very very impressed. Now it's the only car I entrust to my baby and wife. SAFE, RELIABLE, SMOOTH.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2010