A great little bargain!
At 7,000 miles the undercoating melted into the parking brake mechanism and locked it up. This took 10 minutes to repair.
At 60,000 miles the water pump failed. This took 15 minutes to replace.
The bucket seats wore through at 65,000 miles.
The hatchback lost its battle with rust at 72,000 miles.
This was the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
Driver comfort was cozy, but acceptable. Back seat accommodations were rather cramped.
The little engine revved eagerly and the transmission ratios were well spaced. Fifth gear was downright miserly on gas.
Oil changes were a snap with the filter mounted on the front of the engine. Tuneups were equally quick to accomplish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2004