Dash display occasionally loses a matrix dot.
ABS light comes on intermittently.
I took a slight chance on this car as the engine had a slight knock from cold. It was cheap enough not to let this be a problem, and the noise has not increased in severity. Apparently these engines can suffer from piston slap, but this is not necessarily a serious issue. As long as the engine is clean internally and does not use any oil, I shall keep running it until something expensive goes wrong!
The car drives very well and cruises smoothly at motorway speeds. It's not a ball of fire - around town, particularly, the engine feels like it's having to work hard to haul around such a big car. On the move though it's fine, if a little unrefined. Fuel consumption is significantly better on the open road too.
The gearbox hunts for ratios at lower speeds, which can be annoying. I'm sure a manual would feel a bit quicker.
Overall a bargain buy which has (so far) exceeded expectations.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2006