This is a reliable powerful cheap car, if it is maintained correctly
Power steering had too much play, and leaked.
Suspension, struts wore out, front and rear.
Electric engine cooling fan relay failed.
Broken exhaust manifold studs needed replacing.
Muffler needed replacing.
Speedo gears broke (odometer)
Diff was noisy and did not become worse.
These are a good cheap reliable car, with good performance from its 3 litre injected 6 cylinder engine.
Handling and ride was initially rather poor. This was greatly improved by fitting new Monroe suspension struts front and rear.
My car had the 4speed auto transmission including overdrive. This made it very economical on a long trip.
The base of the seat was rather too firm, which was easily improved by fitting a sheepskin cover.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2003