Great value for money
Roof Lining came lose at 210 00km.
Starter solenoid is staring (excuse the pun) to give in.
The Car handles like a dream.
Powerful for a 1989 1500cc.
Economical as long as you keep it below 140km/h.
Very sturdy car.
I have just finished studying and will now be buying a new car as soon as I am offered my first job.
But I want to praise my 1989 Ballade 150 16v for the performance and reliabilty it gave me.
I bought the car out of my grandfather's trust after he died (i had an accident with my 1982 1300 VW Jetta)
I recieved it with 176 000km on the clock. It is now, about 15 days short for a year on 221 000km. Thus,45 000km for the year(i travel a lot.) And on that point, the car gave me no problems on the long road with frequent 3000km trips.
Fuel consumption on the long road was at about 13km/l but that is at about 135km/h. Anything more(and if you are driving through semi desert on a 3000km trip, you tend to do more), and it gave me about 9km/l.
As for a student car...well...hey...it has got an aircon!
Very happy customer!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2005