The best of reliability
The paint started to fade away in 2003.
Just recently the front passenger side electric window started to make a strange noise when moved up.
The interior light doesn't turn on when the rear-left door is opened and the same door cannot be opened from inside.
It the most reliable car I have ever driven in my life. It is as good on fuel as many cars with engines of 1.6L and 1.7L. I get about
6.5L on the highway and around 8L to 9L in city driving.
It has never had any trouble with the engine, and the transmission is very smooth even after so many kilometers. All the electronics work super. The car is fairly comfortable with 4 people and has a gigantic storage room in the trunk. It's also very quiet. It can go about 190 km/h, but is is very slow on acceleration. It could use a little more low engine-speed torque. When I push the gas pedal to the max the car is slow untill the engine speeds up to 3000rpm. It handles very good, but the suspension should have been a little softer. It is also a little uncomfortable with 5 persons on long trips and the automatic seat-belts are very annoying.
Overall it is a very nice ride and extremely reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th August, 2006