Great car at a low budget, even at 11 years old, especially for families
The car began to consume oil quite early in its life, around 30.000 km, which resulted in a ring job at around 60.000 km.
Carburettor clogged due to dealer's mishandling at 45.000 km, successfully repaired.
Clutch worn out at 70.000 km.
Starter's spring loaded switch loosened at 60.000 km
Driver's side engine mount replaced at 70.000 km.
Very reliable car, at least with the light duty it sees with me (70.000 km in 11 years).
Very comfortable car, great seats, upholstery fit for long trips with children, easily cleaned, best I've ever seen that's not supposed to be top - quality.
Very heavy steering, power assisted steering was not available back then, and I haven't been able to buy a retrofit from a newer car.
Consumes too much fuel, short distance city driving will not yield more than 7 or 8 km/liter (around 18 mpg), and highway driving is at best 11 km/liter.
Cavernous loading space, really big indeed, my brothers borrow the car for hauling needs, the 4 doors open at very wide angle, loading floor is at very floor of the car, great space for a small station wagon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th December, 2003