A generally reliable car, with a few weaknesses, for driving in Japan
Transmission passing gear needed and still needs adjustment. Slippage when passing speed needed at highway speed.
Good car for city driving although a little wide for some narrow streets.
1300cc is too small for the car if to be used at toll road speeds or in hilly terrain.
Tires are too narrow for a vehicle of this height. Cornering at even very moderate speed give a feeling of pending tip-over. Moderate crosswind also causes instability.
Inside width is very good and overall seating in comfortable for four.
Driver sits high and has very good visibility.
Overdrive light is the opposite of what would be normally expected. "O/D On" light would be more appropriate that "O/D Off" light.
Gasoline near empty warning light is needed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2004