Go the Isuzu
Diff blew at 170000 kms of pure thrashing.
Needed a new water pump after 146000.
Minor rust in doors.
This car is exceptional. It handles great and is not slow. I put a stage 4 cam webber and full exhaust on. It made it like a rally car - it easily beats V6 Commodores and kills Falcons. Drive it right and it will impress anyone.
It's also easy to control and does great burnouts for a 1.6. It gets both wheels spinning easily without an LSD.
I would recommend it to anyone - it's a little beast.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2006