The Festiva is near on bullet proof.
However when I got the car, there were a few problems.
- The vinyl on the drivers side seat had split
- The seatbelt stalks had split (twice).
- The passenger side indicator was loose.
- There is a tiny amount of spot rust above the rear number plate.
When I got it, I swear that someone had worked it over with a crowbar. There was a lot of panel damage.
Also these cars are easy to break into. Make sure that you get a alarm fitted.
This car is an absolute rock. The power (the little it has) is supplied throughout the rev range up to about 5,000 revs. The clutch has a good feel to it without being too loose. It does have enough power to get you up to a decent speed while keeping you out of trouble.
With no power steering it can be a bit stiff at low speeds, but loosens up quick. Great in the car park.
If you are a big guy like me (6.4ft), then this is probably not a good car for you as it is a tight fit.
The economy is very good; it cost me $30 to fill up and I get 350km to a tank.
This car is best for the L or P-plater as it is a reliable car (Not a fast one). Perfect for city driving. You will be looking at anything from $500 to $3000 for one. About $1500 will ensure that you have a good car for a long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2009