Probably the most likeable car I had ever owned
Alternator faulty at 170000. Replaced.
Diff seal leaked at 175000, causing auto fluid to leak into the diff, destroying diff gears. Diff replaced.
1800000km. Valve gear noisy on one side of the engine. Engine flushed to solve the problem.
230000. Heater hose blew. Engine overheated, causing a small crack in the cylinder head on one side.
Generally very happy with the vehicle, regardless of the problems with the engine and transmission.
The car was front wheel drive only (not AWD). Handled very well, and was quick on acceleration.
Seats and carpet had begun to wear, but interior quality was good if you compare it to some other makes.
Exterior colour was Bronze, and it was very hot in summer after being closed up outside.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2010