Gasket defect unacceptable
Cylinder Head Gasket. This fails with every Diesel model I know of (3) every ~4 years
Water pump after 6 years
Clutch after 10 years
Relay switch of cooling fan every 5 yrs
Shock absorbers every 6 yrs- but Maltese roads are very bad
Internal heating radiator leak after 10- had to be disconnected as it is practically "unreachable"
Dashboard cracked after 10 years
Seats defective pull-up and slider mechanism after 3 yrs
Spent first three years occasionally finding bolts and nuts that got loose from passenger area.
Very economical - could make about 430 Miles with tank-full when car was new. However gasket defect repair balanced out cost benefits from consumption.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd July, 2003