An Excellent Car that must be taken care of.
Rear upper Suspension mounting Worn, out MOT failure.
Badly corroded rear brake pipe.
Hand brake cable stretched.
Engine mounting went.
Alternator Belt slipping at start up.
Bottom of passenger door starting to rust.
Used to be my brothers car, he did not maintain it very well hence the problems with it.
For a car with a lot of Miles on the clock it and the niggerly problems this is excellent little car.
It puts a lot of same sized cars into shame with its pace and accelaration, you can feel comfortable overtaking in it which is something I would'nt dream about doing in my old Renault unless I had plenty of room.
Horrible loose gear leaver that sometimes make you select the wrong gear.
It has earned the nickname of the "Taxi" due to the loud, very diesel like engine note!
Handling is very good though the ride is quite hard and jumpy.
Because of that engine it copes very well with a big load and it towed a little Rover Metro well.
Inside it is comfortable, but quite spartan, but space is brilliant.
Poor radio and speakers, soon sorted with a Sony Mini Disk player, 6x9's, 6 inch front speakers and 10 inch sub.
The nice touch I like the most is a left foot rest for when you don't need the clutch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2004