Very cheap to run if you own an oil refinery, otherwise the fuel bill will leave you in tears
Pedal box snapped twice.
Tacho stopped working.
Alternator became very noisy.
Piston rings wore.
Radiator started leaking.
+ a whole lot more problems!
This car was reasonably fast, but drank horrendous amounts of fuel. When driven sedately, it would go through around 17L/100KM around town. Fuel economy at a constant 100kmh wasn't much better.
I took it to a Nissan dealer, and several other mechanics who had a look at it, and couldn't find anything wrong with it to explain the high fuel consumption.
The car was as reliable as a politician's promise. It wouldn't go for more than a few months before something failed. It cost the previous owner about NZ$10,000 in repairs, and cost me thousands of $ just to keep it on the roads for the 3 years and 13,000km I had it for.
I have only included a few of the things that have gone wrong with the car, because I have forgotten about most of the problems the car had.
Handling is often dangerous and unpredictable; the back end lets go without warning, and other times it understeers like a front wheel drive car.
The car is very big on the inside for the overall dimensions of a car, and can comfortably sit even a very tall person in the front.
I strongly recommend that you stay far away from these cars, as it will likely cost almost the entire GDP of a small country just to keep on the roads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2011