Very reliable, well read my comments
Heater matrix leaked.
New Brake shoes and pads I have just had to renew for the first time.
Petrol pump renewed.
Rust and corrosion of body work is always a problem.
Driver seat split 4years ago, but black tape over the plastic has stopped it spreading.
Parts for bodywork are hard to obtain.
Near side front light cluster renewed after damage.
Very reliable throughout my ownership.
The only time it was not used every day was when I put diesel in to the tank and thought that the engine had gone!!!
And when it was broken into and rolled down a hill into a brick wall (by the way the car servived and the wall did not (I was suprised)
At the moment I have still to replace the drivers door window and the heater radiator.
I use the car every day its not fast, but keeps to 70 mph on the motorway.
Having four doors means that I can take people with ease plus other junk because my boot gets quite full.
I do have my mad moments and although it an auto it supprising how well it handles on corners.
The car often gets quite muddy inside and out when taking my tender, on the roof, down to my Yatch that is moored in the Medway (other wise known as the mud-way) but cleans up well.
I could do with new doors, wings, heater metrix and drivers door glass, two original wheel trims to bring it up to scatch, but it passed it last M.O.T with ease.
Apart from my stupidity and criminal damage the only complaint is after 29 years of use it getting major rust problems (mind you it was known as a rust bucket)
I love the car and was attracted by it for it was the same make as the car I passed my test in back in 1975 (but that was manual gears)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2005