It won't last as long as a Ford or Toyota, but OK if you can get one at the right price
Steering rack was replaced under warranty, brakes have been skimmed and new pads front and back.
We also have an AU Ford Falcon which is quieter, smoother and just as economical as the Magna, and with the relatively modest difference in price I would pick the Ford every time.
To its credit, the Magna does run well and is relaxing to drive both round town and on long trips.
Seats are not as comfortable as the Ford or Toyota Camry (which the Magna replaced), but acceptable.
The auto transmission is quite jerky compared to the Ford & Toyota, and not nearly as responsive as the Ford when you need to grab a hole in the traffic by accelerating hard after standing still for a few minutes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th January, 2002