Get a good one and there's nothing better! Would you rather have a Mondeo?
Alternator required replacement (causing rev counter to fail and warning lights on dash to light up) £75 + VAT.
Dashboard bulbs needed replacing (less than an hour to do myself) £2 + VAT.
Accident damage rust (i.e. bumps and scrapes left untreated by previous owners)
Odd problem with central locking activating when passenger door electric window activated (possible dodgy earth or frayed wiring - but then it is 15 years old...)
Fuel tank has a small leak due to being stood for so long (71k in 15 years - 3500 miles a year, on average!)
There's not many left and was lucky to get this one for £550 with 71k on the clock. No history, but the condition of car bears this out.
Comfortable, economical (45mpg+) and so easy to maintain. Yes, OK, it's boring, but for commuting backwards and forwards to work it's ideal, can't beat it!
Don't ignore the oil changes at every 4,500 miles (easily done yourself though) and treat it with normal mechanical respect - I'm looking at 600k out of this one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2010