Oil leak from O ring seal around distributor.
Faulty heater blower fan.
Boot leaks water which is a pain because I transport a lot of computer equipment.
Nothing too serious though.
When I bought the car from a local dealer (Parkhills garage, Bury), it was supposed to be a 1.9 8V petrol. Low performance got me suspicious about the CC of the engine and on closer inspection the engine had been replaced with a 1.6 8v petrol without informing the DVLC (naughty). I have since taken the car back to the garage and had the engine exchanged for a 1.9 8v petrol. The car has a lot more performance now (I've reached 130 mph on a stretch of motorway at 2 o'clock one morning, scary stuff). Performance seems a little slower now than when I had the engine changed 8 months ago but I think it just needs a tune up and service.
Reasonable spec central locking, electric sunroof although not windows, no power steering but it's quite light none the less. Good performance and cheaper to insure than similar spec cars eg. Cavaliers and Sierras.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2000