A really good car
Brakes are shocking. They get worn out so quickly for some reason, and it goes through brake pads and discs often. It's not the driving, because I didn't have the same problems with other cars.
Transmission is starting to be sick. Changing from first to second gear is done in discomfort, but the rest of them feel fine. The car is pretty much going to be driven till it dies, so not sure about the cost to fix.
Oil drips on top of the spark plug. Have made a seal change, but the seals looked fine, and even with the new ones, it is still doing it.
Mirrors are not folding properly.
Buttons on the dash are starting to lose their lights at night.
AC stopped working (re gas needed).
The car is pretty much used as transportation, and nothing else. A lot of mileage is done, and this is the one which takes it all in. Everyone in family uses this to go anywhere.
The car itself is great. Used up over almost 2 years, and has always started. No breakdowns or anything like that, but it does need a lot of brake maintenance. Changed the brakes 3 times in this period of time, and this was with full brake pads, disks and fluids. All done properly, and now it will get another change (the 4th one). Unsure what this is about.
The interior is good quality, with well put together bits and pieces. Seats are good, but I am not too sure about the driver's seating position. It just feels not right, and it feels like I can't find my spot in this car. Having said that, it has good space for its size.
Driving it, I have to say the power is acceptable. Nothing too thrilling about it, but it does the job, you just need to rev a bit higher.
Handling is very good. No complaints here, and combined with 16" wheels on low profile Hankooks and a slightly lowered set of springs, it is a great car to handle with very little body roll. One of the best handling small sedans.
Consumption is not bad at all. Managed a 7.5L per 100Km while out on holiday. But a usual consumption is around 9, with half on the motorway, and half in town.
ALSO TO ADD THAT IT IS CHAIN DRIVEN, AND NO BELTS NEED CHANGING.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th January, 2011