A fun, reliable and complete small package
Nothing wrong so far, I did manage to get 2 punctures in a week, but you put it down to the bad roads around here! I lost a few of the plastic pop rivet things that fold down the boot carpet, and that's about it!
My gran has this car from new, I only got it recently, as the second owner. Its got a full service history and nothing has ever gone wrong with it!
This 1.3 12 valve engine is QUICK. Its not going to be a world beater, but remember this is a small engine, and I think it pumps out somewhere in the 80 brake range. That's a nice round figure for what is a small reliable car.
The interior is very Japanese, but still comfortable and practical. The only real gripe I have about the interior is the lack of space to install speakers. The only standard pods are 4 inch ones under the dash. I have installed 6/9's on the rear shelf, after re-enforcing it with some medium density fibreboard. The sub sits well in the boot, and the sound does ride nicely round the car, which is surprising with the lack of speakers.
This baby loves to wheel-spin, and will do so happily through first and second, oh and sometimes a little bit in third if it's a little wet.
Handling wise, the car is nice, its not going to compete with my last car, with its small body, wide wheels and fantasticly hard ride. Still, nice enough to point and flick around corners. Don't expect any back end out action though except on the very nastiest road surfaces!
One thing is for sure though, this is a great car to own, it will go on for centuries, is fun to drive and will not let you down!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th January, 2004