It seems to be too fragile on a per-kilometer basis
Replaced the balls and sockets.
Replaced the brake shoe.
Replaced the battery.
Replaced the water filter.
Replaced the engine support and left and right arm bushings.
The power steering mechanism continue to leak fluid despite repeated repairs by different mechanics.
Replaced the fan belts for the power steering, aircon and alternator.
Replaced the alternator with a second-hand one.
Had the front and rear power windows' mechanisms fixed.
All the above jobs within my first and second year of owning a car or within 1,000 kilometers.
The paint has faded since the day I purchased it at about US$2000.
The car is reliable enough, although newer models, even just 1.3-liter models would easily overtake it along the highway. Perhaps the car is just too old and original parts are giving up one by one. But this should not be the case considering its still relatively low (below 90,000 kilometers) mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2004