Astounding, and only £150 :D
Head Gasket failed within 10 miles of buying the car.
Questionable electronic 4x4 selection: sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. Stuck into 4x4 mode for ages then would just go into 2wd mode.
Poor power delivery above 60mph, unusual considering it was a 1.9.
Leaked oil everywhere.
Sure, I only had it for a year, and it was a first car, but never again will I own such a fantastic car. The 4x4 was one of only 5000 I think, and for £150 it was fantastic fun, though I never put it through it's paces.
Wonderfully well specced, electric windows all round, good sound system and fantastic load carrying capabilities. The suspension was in great condition (bizarrely) making it the most comfortable ride I've ever driven.
Power steering was a bit overpowered, as were the brakes, but this was to be expected from what was in essence a luxury car (remember, I'd been learning in Fiestas!). Otherwise it handled like a dream, taking all those bumps in the road like they weren't there.
Eventually gave it to a relative, and I believe it's still in service. I'll never be able to afford another car like it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2006