Reliable and econonical, a good little car
Windshield wiper motor $150.
Rear Defrost Circuit $180.
Lower Engine mounts, not repaired.
Power Antenna $65.
Flip up light motors, not repaired.
Car was not treated well by previous owners, had mostly hwy millage on it.
Engine mounts a common problem, just causes vibration at idle.
Light motors a common problem, just left them in the up position.
Power antenna was very dirty, very old, common problem on all power antennas.
Probes have frame-less windows, the seals around them would whistle slightly at high speeds 100+ kph, leaked slightly in a car wash.
Excellent engines, very reliable, the car run for a very long time with proper maintenance.
Peppy for a 4-banger, loved the tight steering.
Burned oil when cold after 230000kms, mostly likely due to warn seals, not a big problem. Common too many high millage cars.
Very good on gas, a 200 km trip used approx. half a tank of gas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2004