Great economic car
Engine started eating through the oil at 200000.
Cold start problems.
High idle on cold starts.
Seats foam wore out on drivers seat bolsters.
Rocky head rests.
This car was great. I owned it for a year and did not give me any major problems. The problems listed above (except for the oil one) were fixed by my mechanic as the GL was a carby and needed adjustments done to it.
The engine started eating oil I believe due to myself stupidly using an engine flush, thinking it would do good for my aging engine. Instead my engine was never the same again.
The car was very spacious for its size, however it had a tiny boot. You could seat people in the back comfortably. I replaced the front seats with Delsol seats, which fixed all the seat problems.
I recommend buying an EG Civic, however I do think if I was to buy another one, I would try to find a fuel injected one (less maintenance).
Strangely, the car never seemed to use any more petrol regardless as to if I drove it hard or like a grandma. I consistently got 500km+ per 35L.
The shape of the car has aged extremely well, so prices have stayed high for its age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th April, 2010