Very perky, frugal, reliable, fun to drive, cheap car
Slow oil leak - probably bought that way - nothing serious.
On a very few occasions, I had a minor starting problem that went away.
This car has been very reliable with very low operating costs.
1.3 16 valve 100 horse 5-speed motor moves this lightweight along quite well. It did not feel underpowered. 5-speed shifted nicely most of the time.
It had good handling feel, and it was a joy to drive on curvy mountain roads.
I often averaged mid 30's mpg combined.
It wasn't very refined. There were some rattles, nevertheless, I feel very positive about the car, and I wish I had it now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2010