Rear bulb blew, er that's it.
Previous service history showed alternator replacement in 1995 (known fault) and sunroof failure in 1996. Also rear exhaust pipe changed 1997.
Handles well, gives good fuel economy, engine revs like a dream - alas my only regret is not buying a 2 litre model. As someone used to owning and driving second hand Fords this car is a revelation. The engine oil colour hardly changes between services. The car still feels, looks and drives like new; yet it's over five years old. All the electrics work (and work every time).
So far in twelve months ownership I've bought two new front tyres for it and one bulb. Front pads will be due for a change soon and as long as I change them myself I'll be quids in. (Dealer front pad change = 75.00ukp or local brake specialist sells pads 14.00ukp + if required front girling discs @30.00ukp each =74.00ukp).
The only downside is the high dealer charges if something does need sorting, but with this level of reliability I'm not too worried!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 1999