Got this car from my dad, who had it for about 5 years as a general run around, and gave it to me when I needed a car.
Had it at 30k when he got it, and was constantly running up and down the country in it, put over 120k on it in about 8 years and never once had a single problem with it.
It was very basic inside, but if you're looking for a car that just gets you from A to B, this is perfect.
Sold it to a mate, and he still has it on the road now at about 180k. He had to replace the exhaust, which cost him £25, which he fitted himself.
Rust is quite heavy on the wings, but it's still getting though the MOT OK.
Tires were about £12 each in 2005.
Used to be in the forces and we would use it as a civi car in exercises; was put into ditches and hedges (it was really abused) and had upto 7 people in it at one time.
You won't get any points for the look of the car, but the reliability was amazing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2009