Overall, a fantastic little car
Problems have come up due to wear and tear. It's had a new gearbox at 120,000 miles.
Brake servo needs changing, plus the brake calipers seized.
New rear wheel bearing at 121,000 miles.
New timing belt (due to service).
New air-filter box due to someone dropping something on it and breaking the catches.
That's all that's happened since I've owned it. I've got the previous service.
It's been a super little car, basically. Great on petrol considering the mileage.
Rust on my example, given it's 15 years old, is minimal. There's some on the bottom of the driver's door and that's it. The interior has stood up to wear and tear very well.
Performance isn't earth shattering, but it is only 999cc motor. It takes a while to get up to speed, but when it gets there it'll sit at 85mph comfortably all day. It's superb and lively in traffic. It's been lowered and handles nicely.
It's been a great little car and I'd certainly have another one. I love it! Next time, though, I'll probably go for a Punto.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2001