Alternator went at 84K and clutch is on the way out. Having some trouble with two of the dashboard lights (have to tap the top of the dashboard to make them come on). Other than that it is a very reliable car.
The car has done 86,000 miles now and feels like it can go on for a lot more. The engine is powerful, quiet and smooth. Also the brakes are excellent. My previous car was a 1987 Orion 1.6i Ghia (Not EFI), which was good, but I always wanted an EFI. My Orion is the last of the old shape (Mark 2) which I prefer to the new shape (Mark 3). The fuel economy is good and all the refinements including the fuel computer make it a very enjoyable car to own and drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 1999