OK for someone on a budget, but I recommend looking elsewhere
Headlight circuit issue. Did temporary home repairs on it, never bothered to take it to an auto electrician.
Improper after-market stereo install, causing brake light circuit short. Never bothered to get this attended to either, just pulled the stereo fuse.
Rocker cover gasket replaced at 247,000km.
Driver's seat support bracket broken, backrest leans to the left.
Driver's seat runners broken, seat stuck in most rearward position.
Started to burn oil at 254,000.
Timing issue, idling problems, timing advanced from factory five to seven degrees.
The car is not bad to drive. The steering has a lot of feel to it, which is nice, and the brakes work very well.
The brakes do become an issue when you approach the limit of aggressive braking though, as they lock up very easily.
The interior is very nice, the dashboard looks nice for a car of these years, the seats are very comfortable, and the steering wheel is nice.
It handles like you would expect from a cheap family sedan.
The 2.0litre 83kW 168Nm (111hp 124ft/lb) in line-four provides adequate acceleration, but it does like a drink, usually averaging 15L/100km (15.8 mpg).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st May, 2006