Nice car to be in, not so nice to rely on
Rear windscreen heater doesn't work.
Catalytic converter collapsed internally strangling exhaust and eventually causing car not to start or run.
Cold starting problems eventually (after two goes and replacement of a £60 sensor) traced to weak battery.
Airbag fault (haven't got this checked out yet - it will cost £40 for them to even look at it).
Not a bad car to drive, quite pleasant actually. Handling is above adequate and it's not too slow. The interior is well done though prone to rattles but very comfortable. The car looks good from the outside but drinks like an alcoholic, though the boot is huge - pity this is of no real use to me. Also the paintwork seems to be very easily scratched. However I find the car pretty dull (probably due to my previous car) and can't wait for my new Impreza Turbo to be delivered by the importer - just for a change of pace you understand.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th May, 2000