Well made, practical, running costs way too high
Wiper fuse blows regularly in warm weather!
Driver's seat has small split.
Air con has died after the pump was making clanking noises.
It is a well made, reliable, roomy, comfortable car.
It's well equipped with 4 electric windows, front and rear parking sensors, CD stacker, A/C, loads of space and under floor cubby holes, rear seat fold out picnic tables, under seat storage trays, sunglasses holder; in short, loads of convenience features.
Its downsides are high insurance, high tax bracket (UK) and poor fuel economy (about 19mpg urban). Too be fair, on a run in fifth gear it's not too bad, but poor compared to more modern engines of a similar cc.
The interior is nice, roomy and bright, with loads of leg room in the back. The plastics used leave a lot to be desired - hard and shiny, none of that soft touch stuff here! Overall though, it is well screwed together, a lot better than the last Daewoo I had (that's right, under the Chevy badge it's still a Daewoo).
It is easy to park with the dealer fit parking sensors, and is a powerful motorway/A road driver. Seats five adults with ease.
If the ownership costs weren't so high, I'd happily keep it and run it into the ground, but it's just getting too expensive to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2011