Tough, Powerful, Roomy, Easy to drive
The car hadn't been driven for 5 years when I bought it so it was towed to a mechanic who oiled it and started it.
It needed the radiator blown out because it was blocked due to lack of use.
Got new valve stem seals to stop smoke.
It's my first car and it's brilliant. It was owned by an old bloke who hardly drove it, and it had only done 42,000 km. 10,000km was done on a trip to QLD.
It's very reliable and powerful even with a full compliment of passengers and luggage uphill, but it can drink a bit (13L per 100km) even if driven gently.
The interior is immaculate as is the paint, despite a couple of specks of superficial rust, it's really shiny and looks new. It was garaged all its life and so the bumpers are not at all faded.
It's very comfortable and the ventilation and air conditioning is brilliant... better than mum's brand new magna!!
Very good space utilisation with more rear seat space than a magna and a huge boot (it's a wagon)
Good handling and comfy ride from original suspension. This car is absolutely original, not even an air con regas or new boot struts!!
Steering is light and responsive on the road even with out power steer, but a tad heavy when parking.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2006