Get a low mileage one and you'll have it for life
I bought the car as a non runner. A learner driver had burned out the clutch. I repaired this myself which was a pretty easy job.
The starter motor went. I bought a secondhand one for 25 euro, It was easy to fit also.
The Ignition switch seized, I picked up a lock set for free from a crashed one. This was a big job, as the steering column is one with the ignition. The dash had to come out, along with the wiper mechanism!
The coil module went leaving me stranded on the side of the road.
The car has had 3 left hand side wheel-bearings since I bought it.
The fan short circuited.
For its age and mileage the car is in great condition. I do a 50 mile round trip to college and back daily, and the car has been comfortable and never looses it's cool in traffic, It's also able to hold its own on the motorway, one never realises what speed one is doing.
The car is a very practical load lugger, and it frequently carries my band and our equipment.
I love it!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2004