Powerful, but lacks finesse
Usual wear and tear stuff.
Powerful light car with a rorty 140bhp engine and low-ratio 5 speed manual gearbox, but unfortunately dogged by poor handling and so-so brakes.
Very mediocre ride comfort. Awful seats.
Average build quality. But it was reliable (this car is actually Mazda-derived).
Noisy, lacks refinement. Transmission gearing is too low for highway cruising.
Fuel economy is OK given the nature of the car.
Design-wise, the 2 door hatchback shape looks sporty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th June, 2006