The perfect car for the practical person with impractical hobbies
I've needed to replace both drive half-shaft (CV joints). They began clicking.
The carburetor needed a rebuilding to make it run smoothly. Could've gone without it though.
Rear brakes needed replacing (drums/shoes/etc.). This was my fault.
Gutless engine, but you can easily keep up with traffic if you work the 5 speed.
The car's handling isn't great, as is expected of a soft-sprung wagon, but the balance that the extra weight in the back affords is excellent when you're "at the limit" or in an emergency.
The car doesn't over-steer of course, but it doesn't under-steer nearly as bad as one would expect. It is very neutral.
Very sure-footed in the snow/rain.
Front seats are very comfortable.
The noisy cabin/motor at high speeds takes away from the comfort during long trips.
The wagon looks so small from the outside, but you'd be amazed at what it can swallow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2004