Boring, but brilliant
Apart from general maintenance and 4 new tires I required the following:
New rear struts at 75,000 km.
The bonnet release mechanism went twice whilst I owned it, but I suspect that is due to a bad repair the first time.
The speedometer cable broke at 85,000 but I got it replaced the following day to ensure accurate mileage.
When I sold it the car needed a new steering rack, for which I was quoted $700.
I was given this car by my grandmother when she could no longer drive, and thus had been wonderfully maintained and had only done 60000 km in 10 years.
It was very reliable and fuel economy was excellent, on the freeway I would get approximately 700 km from the 60 liter tank.
The dull styling, especially with the white paintwork was disappointing, but I coped.
Air Conditioning was amazing and was like having a freezer in your car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2003