A cheap compromise of power and practicality
It has been a very reliable car.
There have been problems with the clutch - the cable has snapped several times, but this is because of the age of the mechanism, which is due to be replaced.
However, it suffers quite badly from rust, but very litle of this is structural, only cosmetic.
I love this car! Although beginning to appear dated, I think it looks good and is well designed.
It handles well, accelerates quite quickly and is fast for its age.
The cabin is well laid out and the only criticism I would make is that it has no cup-holders, which is very annoying. It is comfortable and is reasonably luxurious - this specification is one step down from the Ghia and is kitted-out well.
It's cheap to run and there are plenty of spare parts about - plus it's very easy to work on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2002