Excellent value, a car that grows on you
Front seats re-upholstered.
Main crankshaft oil seals.
Replaced radiator at 345000 km.
Had the valves done at 310000 km.
This is the most reliable car I have ever had.
It is very comfortable on long trips. It is not a pocket rocket, but cruises comfortably at 120km per hour.
It has never let me down with major problems.
Road holding is very good for such an old vehicle.
The gearbox has to be used if you need to maintain good average speeds in hilly country.
I have never had wheel alignment done on this car, and I rotate the front and back tyres every 15000 km. I get an average of 55000+ km on a set of tyres. The tyres wear off evenly even after 26 years of driving.
I will keep this car forever, as it is worth very little now. But I could still get +/- R 23000.00 for it privately. It cost me R18500.00 back in 1986.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2012