When I'm on my deathbed I'll get up, take it for a spin and go lie down for the last time
The head gasket went while my dad still had the car, roughly 120000k's ago. The mechanic where we had it fixed forgot to put oil and water in the car. After my dad drove home he topped up the oil, but didn't check the water. Only after a +/- 2000km trip a day or two afterwords did the engine go, but still drove home the rest of the way. The block was bored slightly and crank was cut.
Afterwords head gasket went two times. Gasket spacer was inserted last time and runs fine now.
Viscus fan broke. Runs with engine now.
Interior still looks very good. Just exterior has dents and rust spots that has not been looked at. I'm saving money to redo the entire body.
Extremely comfortable seats.
Excellent road holding considering 175/80/14 tires.
Even with heavy, solid body, still performs very well.
Gets a lot of respect for doing some awesome first-reverse-firsts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2005