Central locking died on me last year - haven't bothered getting it fixed, since it's connected to the alarm - replacement costs ludicrously high, for some reason. Strange rattles from the rear of the car - no explanation yet, mechanics claim unable to hear it....(hmmm). Otherwise, nothing that couldn't be attributed to normal wear and tear.
Handy and nice little car, absolutely splendid gearbox and seats, plenty of room in front for big drivers (I'm 1.95m). Pricing is good, service and spare parts likewise, this has been a cheap car to buy and own. Factory suspension barely average, though (too hard, too noisy). More horsepower would be nice when >90 kph, but mid-range torque is good. If it had aircon, more power and less noise at speed, it'd be a great car. Still, it's a good and reliable car - that won't ruin you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 1999