Inexpensive, a few initial bumps, but turning out to be a good car
- Valve sealing problem at 48 000 (misfire code from cylinder 3, problems when about 15C, about 5 minutes after starting - rough while slowing to lights, about 60km/h roughness running, and slashing check engine light).
- Drivebelt tensioner noise/clacking at 45 000 (under electrical load).
- Radiator fan resistor failure at 40 000.
- Rotors/drums rough at 36 000 (needed to be turned - car was vibrating at 115km/h)
Yes, some problems, BUT the valve issue is a known issue for some of these cars (and covered under warranty).
Drives very smoothly over bumps. Lots of oversteer if you try to take turns quickly (good tires, and a +1 sizing helps immensely).
Good mileage - 36mpg at 130km/h... OK acceleration (quick shifting Asin Warner transmission is very good).
Blind spot partially hampered by pillar - get 'bubble' blind spot mirrors.
MP3 player/CD/Aux in is pretty good - not a lot of power, and speakers are marginal (easy upgrade).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2009