24 years young and still kicking hard
Had to have the exhaust replaced when I bought it, cost about 160AUD.
Rear engine mounting had to be replaced as well, which cost about 40AUD.
Water pump thermostat repaired at about 50,000 km.
Seats worn and ripped, so sadly had to be replaced.
Odometer only goes to 99,000km so I have little idea of how far the car has gone.
Done 2 services personally on her and the first was the only concerning one, don't think it had been done in a while. Second service was very easy.
Uses no oil, put oil in on the first service, never needed to top up, took pretty clean oil out on the second service.
Boot is a bit tricky to close, but nothing a 10 year old couldn't get the hang of closing.
Never had a problem with freeways or city driving. Doesn't like the hills so much with a full tank of fuel, but for a 1200 can't expect much better, in fact could expect way worse. On a nice long straight you can always squeeze out a bit more speed, never seems to stop accelerating with your foot flat, although accelerating is slow after about 110km/h.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2008