Very good value for money
Coil in the distributor blew at 70,000km.
L/H window (power) stopped working at 80,000.
Water pump went at 105,000.
Performance with the 1.5 16V engine is adequate, but most 1300s will blow you off.
Fuel consumption is from 7l/100km to 9l/100km. This is driving fairly hard.
The car is serviced and repaired by myself, so I can't comment on dealer service. Parts in South Africa are very expensive from the dealer.
The car's forte is cruising on the open road. At 120km/h the motor is turning at 3100 RPM which makes for relaxed and quiet motoring. Just be prepared to down shift on the hills to maintain momentum.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2001