An excellent fun car
CV boots have split on both sides. They are expensive to fix as the drive shaft cannot be removed from the hub due to rust on the splines.
This car has a great engine, 123HP @6000 161NM at 4000 flexible and torquey for a 1.8L. Goes hard when revved.
Rear vision is full of blind spots due to the spoiler and the size of the back window.
Easy and fun to drive, light clutch, easy gearshift, light steering.
Fantastic brakes, ABS works well, has already saved me!
Great air con (made for Australia), freezes my face off.
Needs taller gearing or better, a 6th gear. Engine does 3100rpm at 100km/h.
Cheap to run, $7 per 100km in the city (Sydney).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2002