Banger that will always get you home
Makes a quiet squeaking noise when going slowly. Over 5MPH or so it goes away.
Sometimes makes a clonking noise when moving off.
Clutch slips/judders/squeals a bit.
Steering vague, very loose in the straight ahead position. Pulls to one side slightly.
Extremely easy to drive - the lightest clutch I've ever experienced!
Engine runs sweetly - it will definitely outlive the rest of the car. Still smooth and almost inaudible at idle.
Suspect the car has been clocked at some point as the 9 on the odometer is scratched. Doesn't really matter much though.
It sounds like a bit of a dodgy motor, but for £300 I really can't complain. Had got rid of a 2001 Peugeot 106 GTI after spending a fortune on trying to make it reliable.
Bought this the next day and it's been 100% reliable on my 50 mile round trip to work everyday.
If you want a temporary car that won't let you down, trust the Japanese!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th July, 2003