Required 2 water pump replacements over 13 years, and maybe a new clutch plate?
Back bumper has been replaced 3 times as people keep driving into the back of it.
This car has almost become a family heirloom. We have had it for 13 years. 3 people learnt to drive in it. Now has 220,000 km on it and still capable of getting up the skifield road. I manage to get about 16 km to the litre. On the open road it can still get up to 100km/hr (if light on luggage and passengers), but if you had a traffic accident in it you wouldn't survive. Probably has the same amount of protection as driving a motor cycle but it's very economical and very easy to park.
Seems to be rather rust resistant compared with other Japanese cars of the same era.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 1997