A fine machine
Bought the car quite cheap, so it had/has a few things wrong.
Had front brake rotors machined; there was a horrible shudder when braking.
Cracked muffler replaced.
Radiator had to be replaced, and at the same time a thermostat leak was fixed.
Edges of the front tyres are wearing out.
Auto transmission fluid was changed because it was black. Drove about 20km's with the new fluid before it turned black again. Gears still shift fine, so I'll just ignore it.
Plenty of power for overtaking. Not as quick as some Commodores off the lights, due to a tall first gear.
Much more comfortable than my previous car, a Corolla.
Very good on long highway trips, 8 or 9 L/100km.
Back end can get a bit slippery in the wet, especially with cheap tyres. Have to be extra careful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th May, 2010