A great family car. Almost a class leader, but lacks outright refinement.
Fantastic space and flexibility.
Above average fuel economy.
Easy to drive and surprisingly grippy in hard cornering and hooligan antics.
Tasteful interior and comfortable ergonomics.
Very good CD stereo.
The CVT transmission has an annoying high pitch whine.
Interior plastic panels not always neatly aligned in its fitment and trailing plastic edges poorly rounded-off.
Certain switches also poorly fitted and mal-aligned.
Air conditioning too weak on hot scorching days with 4 adults.
The 8 valve, 1339cc engine becomes very loud and coarse sounding at above 4000rpm.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2004