Worth the odd expense for the overall cheap performance
The exhaust was quite rusty and developed a few holes. Nobody was able to find the correct exhaust for the 1.8 GTi from 1992, even my trusty garage I always go to. Kwik Fit had to turn me away cos they couldn't get the parts! I've had a stainless steel exhaust fitted now, as it worked out cheaper and also gives it a bit more power.
The parts for this car are quite expensive, and can be difficult to get hold of for this model. On the plus side, the car is generally very reliable, so it's not too often that you have to spend money on it anyway.
Despite it's age, the interior is in almost perfect condition, it hasn't faded or worn. The seats are firm and solid, but very comfortable. My boyfriend is fairly tall and has back problems, but finds the car very comfortable to drive.
I also love the high engine note and boxy look to the car (old shape), which gives it that cool air of Japanese efficiency!
Also, it hasn't rusted yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2003