Get a low mileage one, it'll run forever
Electronic ignition thingy stopped working, needed replacing.
Clutch plates needed replacing.
Radiator mountings failed.
This was an exceptional basic car. Unbelievably unfashionable, but reliable and cheap.
I commuted 500 miles from home to work several times a month with never a problem.
Driving on winding roads was a carnival of emotions. Handling and roadholding were inherited from bygone eras. Take care! On the plus side, I had the chassis straightened after an impact with a brick wall - it was as good as new.
The only problems, ignition, clutch and radiator mountings, happened after 100,000 miles.
It was impossible to sell. No takers, despite being in good nick. I gave it to my sister who used it as a school bus until 2001.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th September, 2003