I really enjoy owning this car!
Headlamp lenses became dirty on the inside surface within the first month, probably due to a seal leak. Somewhat noisy - road noise from wheel wells and wind noise from driver side window. Paint job isn't very scratch resistant. Swirl marks become obvious very quickly, within the first 2 months or so. Original tires were noisy (Thai-made Bridgestones), but the car handled pretty good nonetheless.
Other than that, no problems.
This car is such a joy to own. The seats are nice and supportive, and the fuel economy makes me laugh with glee. I get up to 15.5 kilometers a litre.
I upgraded to 15" wheels and relatively cheap Falken ST-115 performance tires. Now the car handles much better and is quieter too. Also added on a voltage stabilizer and some fuel magnets. I get a little better mileage now (2% or so).
What I'd really like to know is if the car comes stock with gas or oil shocks?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2005