A good first car
Engine has positive pressure - rings will probably be due soon.
Clutch is not fully disengaging, it's on the way out.
Replaced bushes in gear lever assembly.
Fixed rust under front bumper.
Fixed a number of oil leaks.
Some other minor things. These problems are to be expected in a car of this age.
I'm fairly tall (190cm) and this car has ample leg room. However head room is somewhat limited.
This car produces ~68kw @ 4750 RPM and maximum torque of 160nm occurs at 2500rpm.
I bought the car for $2000 and for the price it has been worth it.
Handling is not bad, and the car holds well at high speed.
Manual steering in the AR series is a pain because it's heavy and requires many turns from lock to lock.
The space in the hatch is excellent. With the seats folded down there is enough space for two mountian bikes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2002