A fairly reliable mule
The choke failed but cannot be replaced without replacing the whole carb.
Rear brake cylinders failed at 190K.
Engine rebuilt at 99K, under warranty luckily.
Plastic bench seat disintegrated at 150K from exposure to sun and cold!
Head gasket has to replaced every 20K due to oil leak of unknown origin.
Distributor failed at 175K.
Choke problem causes very poor mileage in cold conditions, but is not a problem in summer.
Lacks power in mountain driving- uphill in 3rd gear at 80 km/h is typical.
Engine has cooling problems in high stress driving situations, like going uphill in the mountains.
Oil consumption is only moderate, but is quite visible on startup.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th July, 2001