A/C coolant pipe wore through from rubbing on underside of bonnet.
Transmission bands failed at approx 160000k.
This car was the best car I have ever had and I've owned far more expensive and prestigious makes.
It had terrific power/weight ratio, very quick 5M engine, excellent handling, comfortable and beautifully built.
Despite the trans. failure it cost me very little over the years I owned it and started first go every time.
Mine must have been one of the very first MX 62 in Australia (plated 1/81).
Sadly it was smashed to pieces in a hail storm that hit Sydney in the early nineties (with me in it),but it was sold locally and went on to clock up an incredible mileage despite it's battering
Above all, I loved the black rubber bumpers which forgave your parking mistakes and protected the car from others.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2005