The only trouble I had with this car, was starter/ring gear trouble, but I think this was due to "local content" policy in South Africa, it was fitted with a local starter here.
These are excellent cars. I've driven the 1400 TS, which has quite a lot more performance than the GTL, and the 1700 TXE, which has power and performance. I've even challenged a 318i BMW with the TS. When the BMW first got away from me, we were doing 160 km/h.
For the class this car is in, I'd give it a 10/10.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2006