Well built, still feels like new, good country car
Water leak from radiator hose.
Noise from steering rack. Slight rattle from dash.
All fixed under warranty no questions asked by the dealer.
I bought the car with the independent rear suspension option and have not regretted it one bit.
Other cars with live rear axles tend to wallow and not go where you point them. A country drive on a winding road is a genuine pleasure and handles great.
The standard brakes are a bit on the sad side, but once you put slotted brake rotors on and good disk brake pads it will stop on a dime.
The engine has loads of torque for towing and good overtaking ability. Visibility to the rear is great, but to the front you'll have to look twice because of the size of the "A" pillar, however this size inspires confidence in the strength of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2003