Great car with good performance
The horn buttons didn't work after picking up the car from the dealership. The first 1500 km service fixed it.
Nothing has gone wrong with the car.
The car is great to drive. The steering has a good feel to the road, very direct at times.
First and second gear is a little notchy at times, but gear shift is good most of the time.
The Barina SRI based on the Spanish made OPEL Corsa is a good car, for a small car it has good room. The boot is great when you lay rear seats flat for a 2 tier boot.
Traction control, it has a good feel
ABS brakes, with the Dunlop 16" 195/45 tires - it handles very well in the wet and stops just as well
Cruise control, very nice
Electric windows and side mirrors
Sports suspension, handles great
The New 2004 Model SRI has a redesigned front spoiler and grill; it's not as low as the old one
Interior design is good, Air con and dual air bag.
Overall it's a much underrated car, I am very happy with.
If it had around 110-120 kw (20% to 30% more power) it would be a serious Hot Hatch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2004