Value for money spacious MPV, if looks, FC and performance are not your key considerations
Well... it's high mileage for a 5 year old vehicle, and it was not well maintained by the previous owner.
To date, I have done the following to restore it:
Replaced cam rocker gasket.
Changed my steering rack to a re-conditioned one.
Changed absorber mounting and all absorbers.
Had to do some restoration work on this. Apart from that, have been enjoying the comfort of this ride.
Weight to power ratio is horrible (under powered). So decide if you want to have good fuel consumption (by moving off really slow), or rev the engine to get a decent speed, and ignore the fuel consumption. You can't expect much from an old school 4 speed gearbox.
Well if you do not observe your driving habits, this car can be a real guzzler. But no matter what good practices you have for fuel saving and driving patterns, the best you will probably get is around 10-11km/litre. On average, most drivers are getting 7-8km/litre.
The cabin area is large and very comfortable. But the A/C cooling for temperate climates is insufficient; takes time to cool down. Best to leave the rear A/C on all the way, even if there is no one in the rear.
As this car stopped production some time ago, parts for repair and accessories are not too conveniently available, and stock is very limited. Otherwise, you have to order and wait for shipment.
But personally over here, I still find it's a value for money MPV, as long as it's still running with some repairs here and there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th October, 2012