Powerful, but lumbering
Big problems with the power steering fluid leaking, we have to keep a spare bottle of it in the boot for emergencies.
Lots of the plastic panels from the interior have fallen off e.g. the underside of the wheel, covering of the radio, outside of glovebox.
Latch on the hood has broken so it is a huge mission to open it, requires 3 people.
The metal bar thing that held the boot up snapped off one day and made a hell of a noise, irreplaceable and makes the boot extremely heavy to hold up.
Suspension is very soft, good over judder bars, but a bit scary around corners.
Car is too powerful for the chassis, it has the power there, but has no way of putting it on the road (can be fun in the wet)
Kick-down switch doesn't seem to work very well anymore, since it's my dad's car and he has honestly never used it because he is obsessed with not wasting petrol. But I give it a damn good thrashing occasionally and it seems to come right.
It is the least luxurious car ever made all it has is air conditioning and a radio. The transmission has no light on it to tell you what gear you're in; there is no beeping to tell you that you've left the lights on; seats are bad quality, has no cupholders, etc etc.
It's a good car for an easy going, softly slung family saloon, but the attention to detail is quite underwhelming. And it corners like a truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th November, 2005