Great first car, love it to bits
The previous owner only drove it to & from work; I think he may have neglected it a bit. Have had to spend a bit of cash to get it into its current shape.
The heater takes a while to heat up, & is not so great when on the head/foot setting, but the head & foot separately settings are great.
Got a service on the car at I think 170***, & found out the brakes were nearly gone & the air con needed re-gassing, so got the brakes replaced (dodgy job); they started failing a month later, got them fixed.
Air con got re-gassed, but a different mechanic confirmed that car had previously been hit; the air con had a massive leak. Got that fixed.
Got another part replaced (can't remember what it was).
Recently found out from family that it has serious leak, so have to use coolant daily; getting it fixed soon.
High beams don't work; getting them fixed soon.
Light on the left side of the dash works most of the time; it's just loose.
Blew a fuse, but have no idea how it happened. Got it fixed.
Low petrol light doesn't work.
Got a flat a couple of months ago, but the spare tyre worked a treat until I got a new set the next day (spares are supposed to be permanent). But I hate the jack that comes with the car.
Even with all this, I love my car.
I travel interstate on a monthly basis & never had problems; fuel economy is absolutely brilliant. But I do prefer manuals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2013