Reliable to a fault
I have put over 25000 miles on this car in year, and have only had to do preventive work such as timing belt and water pump. Although there is a small amount of rust above the rear wheel arches.
This is a great car. It just devours the miles.
I bought this car thinking that it would just last the winter, but a year and half later it's still going strong with over 180,000.
This car gets about 30 MPG and drives great on the highway. It will cruise at 85mph all day. The car also handles great and is very easy to drive and park.
The downsides are that the car only puts out 70 BHP. So as you can imagine, this car is not quick by any means. This is also not a great car for picking up ladies, not the coolest car in the neighborhood.
The car rides very nice and smooth. But the seats get uncomfortable after a couple of hours.
If you are looking for a very reliable car with super low running costs, and are willing to trade speed for reliability, then this is the car for you. I believe that the doors will fall off before the engine seizes up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2008