Great value, nice car
I finished off a clutch and a CV joint. Both were cheap to replace.
Clicking sound from front right shock absorber when accelerating hard.
This 1.6L has the top end power to mix with many 1.8 and 2.0 cars. The engine always sound like it's going to break, but never does. Always revs to the red-line and beyond smoothly. Oddly, it loves hot weather and feels much more powerful and alive. It even sounds better.
Another useful gadget is the air-conditioner system which switches off automatically when full throttle is applied in order to give you all the power that the engine has.
I am not very happy with the handing of the car or it's braking abilities, however it is one of the best in its price range.
Fuel economy is outstanding for a car of these abilities. When driven nice and slow, it will average about 7.5L/100k. And very rarely goes over 10L even after a hard night out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th February, 2004