Good car considering the price tag
Replacement of head gasket just last year due to overheating. Milling off the head required.
Paint on roof completely peeled off (this is a very sunny country all year round).
Noise in the front and rear suspension. Not a surprise considering the bad condition of the roads.
A/C unit must be repaired every 2 to 3 years (replacement of evaporator).
Water leaking into the cabin somewhere around the dashboard and trunk.
A very good car considering the price tag. Mine is a manual, base model, yes the one with the AM radio (very strange!). I bought this car brand new and no major bug ever happened to it. All repairs done are due to normal wear, except for the evaporator that constantly failed. I cannot understand how a fairly good car has such a cheap evaporator. I also own a Corolla 1999, and similar problems have occurred to it, except for the A/C that works like a charm.
I am still trying to fix the water leaks, which is presently my major concern.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th December, 2010