Great Value for your Money
Rear door body stripe was not fitted properly. Got that solved easily as one of the clips were not pushed in properly resulting in a gap.
Front bonnet wasn't polish when delivered. This is serious to me as I pay a lot of attention on detail. However, will sort it out myself as I can get my hands on the equipment to do it. The car wasn't built locally and was imported from a neighboring country so I doubt the local dealership has the people to polish it. They would probably send it to a paint shop.
Inspection light wasn't reseted, but was a small problem and clearly spelled out in the manual. Got that sorted out at the service centre.
The seats are rather hard and takes a while to get use to. Probably because I keep comparing them to the 406 but even though they are hard they don't feel really uncomfortable. Maybe will get use to it with time.
Still rather new so won't really know if it would be a pain on long distance traveling.
Low end torque is surprisingly very good for a 1.8. It performs better than my previous 406 in terms of low end. Top speed I won't know as am keeping it below 120 km/h to allow the engine to run in a little bit more.
Cabin is pretty, but not really impressive. Layout makes everything within easy reach.
Gear changes are smooth with little complaints, but the auto neutral feature on the Aisin Autobox takes a little bit of getting used to.
Ride is firm unlike most MPVs which improves handling. It doesn't drive exactly like a car, but it sure beats a whole lot of other MPVs in this department.
Initially was not really confident to attack corners, but now have the courage to do it. Best of all, all the abbreviations like ABS, EBD and TCS are present though I have not really tested them out yet.
Overall, no regrets, but need to do something about those really hard seats when I have the funds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd July, 2005