2006 Hyundai Atoz Prime 1.1 from Norway
Has delivered more than expected
Not much, it has been surprisingly reliable.
Some rust here and there.
Minor oil leaks.
Driver's seat is worn, and there's a hole worn in the left hand side on it.
Some minor brake problems that were fixed under warranty.
Original battery was very poor, and was replaced under warranty.
This is my aunt's 3rd Atos, but the others have been traded in after 3 years, and this she has kept. Initially I thought these cars to be a complete joke, but I can understand the attraction. These are dirt cheap to run, and there are seldom any problems; very reliable.
Not very good on long hauls, not very stable at high speeds, but an OK around city car, and a car for shorter trips.
The car is now really showing its age, though. It rattles badly and the driver's seat is worn. Rust is forming and both brakes, clutch and front suspension seem to have taken a beating, even after only less than 78.000 km, but considering that this was the cheapest car on the market back in 2006, it's not that bad.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2012