Practical and good value for money
Nothing yet (touch wood), but again it is just a year old car. Will update if anything goes wrong afterwards :)
The ground clearance is amazing. I sometimes do take it to rough terrains without any problem!
The driver's seat is height adjustable. Also slides and adjusts for lumber. Slight leaning forward during parking makes the bonnet visible.
The inside is cool. Speedo and tachometer has white dials. The instrument panel glows red on dark. The illumination intensity of dials can be controlled. The central console displays time, outside temperature, instant fuel consumption and radio/CD info. The mirrors are internally adjustable. 6 speakers Blaupunkt CD/Radio comes as standard.
Along with front and side airbags. Remote central locking is also standard. There is Electronic Power steering as well. However, no AC on this model.
The rear seats have 60/40 split with adjustable lumber and headrests. Came with full size spare wheel. Full height boot is large enough for a family's holiday luggage.
Engine delivers 118 Nm torque and 69 kW (94 HP) power. It's a chain cam driven 4-cylinder 1.3L M13A type engine. Fuel economy varies from 15-20 km/L.
Ride quality is solid for a small car. The car travels at 130-140 km/h without much noise, either from the engine or wind. Handling is nippy. Body roll during cornering is minimal.
But suspension is quite firm, and on bad roads, each jerk is transferred to the passenger cabin.
On the negatives sides so far - The interior light (front) can't be switched off completely. It always lights when a door is opened. Though rear interior light has this feature.
There is no way to check windscreen washer level! You need to fill the container to the brim.
Fuel consumption could have been better. The fuel warning light comes up quite quickly even when the needle didn't reach the end mark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2007