Reliable, good value, fun to drive
Rust, mostly under exterior plastic trim, and on lower corners of side panels. (Plastic trim was a mistake)
Front quarter panels filling with debris (e.g. leaves) falling in from openings at the base of windshield - it is hard to remove this debris.
Air heater control lever got stuck and broke.
Most major parts replaced were the clutch master cylinder at 150,000 and a rusty oil pan.
Just normal old car stuff.
Was a very zippy highway car at 130,000 miles, but lost most of its zip soon after.
Still a tight runner. Doesn't use much oil. Has enough speed and power to comfortably compete with urban traffic. 30-40 mpg, depending on usage.
A lot of room in a small car - I'll never understand why hatchbacks went out of fashion.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2003