2002 Iran Khodro Samand Elegance 1.8 from Iran
A good old shoe that will last for years
The car had to have a new clutch just after I got it, but the mechanic said it was the original so that's OK. Apart from service items, this car has been very reliable.
It's quite a good cruiser, but is slow in the city. It's based on a 405, and that's a good thing, they're solid cars. My uncle crashed one into the back of a bus at over 50 KPH and only had a cut on his head from the steering wheel, and a broken ankle from the footwell that shrank.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2009