2004 Suzuki Liana 1.6 petrol from Spain
Reliable cheap workhorse, unfortunately hit with the ugly stick
A/C not blowing cold.
Bought as stop-gap for 400 euros. Quite impressed with the way it drives. I am used to very powerful cars, but in this case what I needed was a temporary replacement to my BMW diesel, which was written off, so speed and power was not really top of my list.
Extremely reliable. Almost silent at idle, although when pushed the engine noise is quite unrefined. Very good around town, and being an automatic makes it very easy to live with. B roads are handled pretty well. Motorway driving experience is poor - noisy and feels a bit nervous at speed. I would not recommend cornering too quickly in it either, as it seems to have a high centre of gravity.
Equipment pretty basic as you would expect, but has everything you really need.
Boot is surprisingly large for quite a small car.
Looks wise - it's better on the inside looking out than vice versa! This car was hit with the ugly stick. It looks stumpy, the front slopes down too much, the rear is too high, it sits way too high on its wheels and looks all wrong.
Despite that it's bangernomics at its finest. I can see myself keeping it for a while.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th June, 2018