'Nice family car'
Cambelt went at 100,000, and I was lucky that engine wasn't badly damaged, especially since it started rattling at Milton Keynes, and we drove all the way to Margate!
Tailgate lock didn't work, and had to operated using the central locking button! Eventually, the closing mechanism went entirely and it took a good 20 minutes and a lock of WD40 to get it close at all.
The fuel straps came loose as well.
The bonnet lead snapped.
Eventually the head gaskets went and the car had to be scrapped.
We bought it from a character who I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw, but the car was actually pretty good. Given the way that the mileometer numbers didn't quite line up correctly, I'm guessing that it had probably done far more than the 87,000 that was showing.
It was pretty comfortable, had quite a few bits and pieces such as air conditioning, sunroof etc. and returned about 36mpg on a run, which wasn't bad given the size of the engine and the fact that it as an estate.
Plus, it was the car I had when my 3 legged greyhound passed away, and I used to cart him around in the back of it, so I'll always have a soft spot for the car no matter what.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2009