A bargain for its looks and performace, but prepare for a lot of repairs
Rear Caliper froze. Repaired.
Front brakes making grinding noise. Pads and calipers appear fine.
Changed all coil springs from aftermarket brand to Original Equipment. Restored to factory specs and the car handles much better-not as harsh. Can take dips and road bumps at reasonable speed.
Replaced leaky radiator at 61,000 miles (6-years old).
Recent Problems that need to be addressed:
Broken front CV axle and rough idle.
Loved the looks of the car, especially for it's reasonable used-car price.
Back seat area is small, but for a two-door car it is relatively easy to get two child car seat and kids in. Don't expect it to be comfortable for adults.
Too many creaks and squeaks in the interior. I have to leave the glove box door open above 40 miles an hour.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2003