Nothing special yet since 5 months, but suspension and brake system seem sensitive to wear. Front wheels are easily misaligned.
Poor paint job.
Is supposed to be much more reliable than the AX and BX, and indeed does give you a warm feeling when you hear the door shut.
The not-so-great gearbox and the pedals put too close together make city driving less fun than my '87 Sunny, but as soon as you put it in 5th (which can be done at 60 km/h) it turns into a most comfortable, quiet highway cruiser. Poor roads (Antwerp!) are ironed, passengers tend to fall asleep in 10 mins. Very nice seats for the not-too-tall.
Does not do bad at all in curves, possibly thanks to passive steering rear axle.
Fast enough (165 km/h) for normal use, same 70 hp engine as P405D but weighs 100 kgs less. Still, don't even think about racing TDI, HDI...
Fuel economy about 1 litre/18 kms without really trying.
Got it for $2000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th June, 2000