If you can get a good one with a bigger engine, buy it
Head gasket blew about a week after I bought it. That is because it wasn't driven for a few months before I bought it. The repair cost me 375 Dollars (1500 Shekels)
The right wing indicator light broke (Probably some kid wanted to steal it). It cost me nothing to repair.
The brake fluid pump started leaking and I had to change it. Cost: 150 Dollars (600 Shekels)
My exhaust muffler was full of dirt and I had to change it. It cost me about 80 Dollars. (320 Shekels)
The seats are not very comfortable. They are not supportive, and if you drive aggressively, it's uncomfortable.
The quality of the plastics on the dashboard is horrendous. It is a known problem in Tempra's. It was fixed after 1995, when they changed it. The Israeli sun doesn't help very much in this, and most Tempra's have cracked dashboards. Mine is not too bad.
The trunk (Boot) is very large and well designed. No unnecessary spaces and no strange pockets in which you can lose things.
The over all design in pretty nice and is becoming a classic. I'm not ashamed to stand next to any new car in the lights. It looked nice.
I would buy one, but it would have to have a new dashboard and a bigger engine (1.6 or 2.0).
There isn't enough power with a 1.4.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2009