This review is for the Japanese manufactured 1998 March 1.0 16v 4 door, sold in Singapore for US$33,000 brand new (welcome to Singapore).
Cute looking exterior. Perfect for active girls. Unfortunately I'm not it.
Well appointed interior. Mine came with leather, power mirrors, power windows (4) and airbag as standard.
Seats took a while to get used to, but I'm OK now. Wish they were a little more plush and supportive.
Steering wheel and gear knob are antiseptic treated (what were those japanese boys thinking?).
UV cut glass really keeps the interior cool on a hot day.
Water repellant glass makes it seem like it's got Rain X permanently (I like this feature; makes water bead off without the need for wipers when you go beyond 110 km/h).
Goes really well in town.
Comfortable on the highway as long as it's smooth.
The car loses composure on rough surface.
Overtaking needs a bit of planning ahead.
Handles quite well on those 155 70 13 tyres, but the car will roll quite a bit.
Rear suspension is way too soft. Fine if you're alone. Pack it in, and you're going to bottom out on undulating surfaces.
Wish the rear seat was split folding, and was able to fold flat.
Wish the interior floor carpet and boot carpet was a stronger, more robust material. It looks a little flimsy.