Lots of things...
Handbrake assembly broke.
Cylinder head bypass hose split (very awkward to repair).
Heater matrix leaked.
Low oil pressure.
Stiff windows (they slid up and down - there was no handle or winder).
Lots of rust.
And much more that I cannot remember...
I bought the car in 1966 when it was about 10 years old. It had been a commercial van converted to passenger by adding a back seat and side windows (quite common on this model).
The faults listed were to be expected and not too big a problem - it was a good way to learn motor mechanics. These A35's had a narrow engine bonnet opening, so access was awkward, but the mechanical bits were easy enough to repair.
By modern standards the car was crude, but in its day it was a reasonable small car, and it was fine for its purpose - my first set of wheels and freedom.
Any survivors are now classic cars and cosseted in a way mine never was or ever had been during its life.!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2003