Great roomy design, but flawed build quality
Muffler welds broken due to poor manufacturing.
Coil spring broken.
Something is worn in the front end, hopefully just bushings!
These are roomy, comfortable, usable cars. But I have growing concerns about the build quality.
We bought the car new, but two failures directly due to materials/build quality problems really have me thinking I should sell and buy something else.
Something else technically not "wrong", but points to cheap engineering/build; when parked with one back wheel higher, the body twists enough that the rear hatch binds when you close it. Not so impressive!
My previous Mazda Protege5 had more km on it when I sold it, and it was absolutely flawless in every way from the day I bought it to the day I sold it. Should have kept it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th July, 2014