A good practical economical car
Water pump just leaved this world (and a lot of coolant on the ground) someday.
Brakes are squeaking.
Rust has taken over the whole chassis, engine bay, most components, and some parts of the body.
The first week I got it, I had an accident due to worn rear suspension and tires.
This car is an excellent daily driver. I've got the four door version, so it's very practical. Requires about no maintenance, and very economical (about 20$/500km)
Cargo space is huge, especially in the trunk! Much bigger than most 4 seater sedans, particularly the new ones.
The performance is a joke. Mainly because the clutch is not adapted to aggressive driving. When trying to get some fast acceleration, you either get near to stalling the engine, or end up spinning the wheels forever. I've been faster than most civics (and newer KIAs) though.
Handling is not excellent (my previous Micra handled way better). Seems like the center of gravity is too high, and most of the weight is located in the front of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2004