Good performance and reliability
In the time I owned it the water pump had to be replaced twice.
Suffered from overheating when idling causing the tappets to be very noisy.
Other than that, 149,000 mile when I sold it and still going strong, speaks for itself.
Rust starting to show when I sold it.
Very fast car with VW Golf engine, hence the reliability.
Lots of toys on this model (GLX) but the interior could have been a bit more sumptuous and brighter.
This car looks like a saloon, but is a hatchback with a huge boot. However this is at the expense of legroom in the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2002