A good middle market bargain, clearly better than its reputation
Seat belt fabric tends to wear in the sides in normal (day to day) use, by people and child seats.
The car can be averagely economic in fuel (8,3 to 8,7 liters. per 100 KM) but we need to be very sensible with the accelerator. Otherwise, it will go to 9,5 to 10 liters per 100 km, easy.
A good, reliable, break/estate model, with a very good luggage capacity (much better than in the new Laguna Estate).
Minor inconveniences are:
The driving position for people above 1,80 metres high (steering wheel not adjustable enough and the sun shade on the driver's side is too low to allow a windscreen view).
For the rest, quite an impressive bargain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2001