A loyal companion
Belt tensioner gave a long warning scream before I had it replaced.
The accessory belt snapped (there's only 1 on the engine) and I had to drive home slowly so the engine wouldn't overheat, all the while with no power steering.
Water pump also gave a long warning, and actually took a dump when I was about 100 meters from the shop. I made it there no problem, but without any coolant in the engine.
I've grown attached to it. It never gave me any headaches, and it took a lot of abuse.
The comfortable ride and torquey engine make a great combo.
Highway mileage is about 7.5L/100km. I'm guessing around 31 mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2005