This car war purchased new in our family and has been serviced every 5,000 kms.
Original engine still runs extremely well, although fuel consumption is poor, and the small tank allows for a max range of around 330kms. Slow acceleration, but very acceptable torque for off-road situations. Uses approx 500ml of oil every 5,000kms.
The most noticeable shortcoming since new was the standard suspension and this has not been changed. A very bumpy and firm ride, but on-road handling is good. Power steering. Excellent brakes.
Off-road ability is good, limited only by ramp-over angle in very challenging terrain. Manual front-locking hubs. Low range transfer case.
Uncomplicated design and good visibility.
Well suited to tight mountain tracks. Less suited to open desert tracks.
A good, if thirsty, city car.