The most car you can get for the money
Air conditioner compressor replaced under warranty at 80000km.
Most car you can get for this money. If it was a 1.6 or 1.8 I might have sold it by now, but the 2 litre engine gives it real character. Pulls from low low down, huge torque, and makes the car feel much bigger than it is.
Handling is average, the chassis is a bit wobbly and steering a bit slow, but grip levels are good. Lots of safe understeer if you overdo it.
Very comfortable, no major rattles or squeaks even after 125000 km. Gets a bit noisy at 130+ km/h, could use a 6th gear, more than enough power for it. Hits 200 fairly easily.
More than enough room, done several long trips with 4 people in car, and even loaded up, performance on the open road is lovely.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd November, 2005