Very reliable and relatively cheap to run
Petrol tank seal wore out (in boot), and the fumes were horrendous. Easily fixed for around $50.
Inhibitor switch is a bit dodgy, which means I sometimes need to start it in neutral. But it has been fine for over 2 years like that. I should probably get it fixed soon.
The heater has just stopped working, and at the same time the radiator lost a lot of fluid. I found a great review on this site that says the heater taps are the explanation. So I'll get my mechanic to fix them this week.
Had a bit of rust in the boot lid (water seems to accumulate at the end of the lid nearest the back window). Other than that, no rust, and I live one km from the beach, although it has only been 3.5 years since I got the car.
This car has been really reliable, and mechanical repairs have been pretty cheap. It uses a fair bit of petrol, but it isn't too bad. In the city I usually get about 6-8 kms to the litre if the traffic is moving fairly smoothly. On the highway I get about 10 kms to the litre.
It has no shortage of power, and is fairly comfortable and smooth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2008