There's nothing better for fuel economy and reliability
Nothing but expected maintenance.
New exhaust at 140,000 kilometres.
Timing belt at 150,000 kilometres.
New brakes last month.
I replaced the alternator last year.
Very few problems for 6 years of ownership.
Teamed with a manual transmission, it's amazing how quick the little car is, considering the size of the engine. It accelerates quickly enough due to the light weight and can cruise comfortably at 140 km per hour. Though it really strains on steep hills.
Though mostly considered a city car I have taken it on many road trips including a drive from Vancouver to Montreal & back, and it handled beautifully.
It has always been reliable, I changed the oil every 5,000 km and still get 6 litres per 100km. (sorry don't know it in mpg)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2001